McCaughey is a health care advocate who launched the meme that has since become the ‘Death Panels’ talking point. She is an experienced PR messenger who appears before national audiences on radio and TV and never goes off script. That she’s even talking to Stewart (who opposes her viewpoint and has an audience that will support him on virtually anything) illustrates her confidence in her ability to get her message across.
And she gets bludgeoned.
A surgical breakdown of the infamous interview.