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July 1st, 2013 - 6:48 am

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In its fall issues, Cosmo will begin to publish multiple feature articles extolling the virtues of Obamacare, inform readers on how to sign up, and will celebrate the many benefits they might realize by accepting the all-encompassing law.

The magazine’s editor-in-chief, Joanna Coles, says that she feels her role as Obamacare flack is pivotal. “This stuff is really important. It’s life-changing for a lot of people.”

Lifesitenews.com also reports that the Cosmo website and social media sites will also be infused with Obamacare advertisements.

First, it’s just unseemly for a magazine to take government ad money while extolling a government program. Or maybe I should have said, “for extolling a government program.” Typically, a publisher tries to be careful about keeping a barrier between the sales and editorial sides of the operation, or at least to maintain an appearance of separation. Cosmo has gone and thrown that out the window. Not even the car magazines are quite this shameless — and that’s saying something.

At least the auto rags aren’t political. They take huge perks from the auto companies, and millions of dollars for running big glossy ads. Then they write reviews that are never too negative, because you don’t bite the hand that feeds you and wines you and flies you to Le Mans. But the car mags never hit you over the head with it. Their reviews might be more glowing than many cars deserve, but any dedicated reader knows how to read between the lines.

Cosmo on the other hand is cooing with its ass in the air like a cat in heat for a partisan government program generally hated by the American people. Women are going to read the BS spewed by Cosmo, then they’re going to look at their rising premiums and their worsening services.

Yes, Cosmo is going to give its readers an education — but it might not be the lesson they intended.

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