National Disability Organizations Criticize 60 Minutes Report - Media Matters Take Action

National Disability Organizations Criticize 60 Minutes Report

When a 60 Minutes report on disability rehashed a number of previously debunked myths, a coalition of approximately 100 national organizations condemned it as "sensational and misleading."


On October 6, 60 Minutes stoked fears that the Social Security Disability Insurance program is "ravaged by waste and fraud," relying on Senator Tom Coburn's (R-OK) investigation and anecdotal evidence to hype growth in the program while misleadingly claiming that it "could become the first government benefits program to run out of money."

In response, organizations that advocate for and support people with disabilities nationwide came together to criticize the report.

Read the full statement here.

 

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