The Daily Caller’s Patrick Howley reported Sunday that Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber had said at the University of Pennsylvania’s 24th Annual Health Economics Conference that it was a good thing that Americans never realized what was in the Affordable Care Act, because “the stupidity of the American voter” would have otherwise killed the law.
But for unexplained reasons, the University of Pennsylvania has pulled its video of the event, which took place in October of 2013. “This video has been removed by the user,” a message now reads. “Sorry about that.” The video is still embedded on the conference page, but playing the video gives a similar error message.
One person who was angry to hear of the apparent cover-up was Bloomberg columnist Megan McArdle. “This is pretty shocking behavior by my alma mater,” she tweeted, “Why would @Penn pull down a public video that has political implications?”
Phil Kerpen, president of the organization that first found the video, American Commitments, also claimed that the Ivy League university refused to give Fox News permission to use the video.
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) November 10, 2014
UPDATE: Shortly after people began drawing attention to the deleted video, a new video of the event was uploaded and embedded on the conference page. U Penn has still not commented publicly on why the original video was deleted.