Friday, 26 February 2010

In Passing

What happened at the summit isn’t important...

Nightly News leads with snowstorm stories  Dept
Jay Nordlinger:
This health-care summit was a bad idea for the Democrats for this reason: They have long benefited from a perception — a perception greatly abetted by the media: The Republicans don’t care about health care, they don’t know about health care, they are the Party of No.  All the ideas and caring are on the Democratic side.

It is not so, and it has never been so.  And now everybody knows it.
Everybody who watched C-SPAN, that is.  But most people don’t, and the ones who don’t will judge the Republicans by how the DSM reports the summit.

I’ll wait to see whether the Republicans manage to cut through the spin before accepting any sweeping claims about what “everybody” now knows.

Reader James Somers offers two ways to tell that the Dems lost the health care summit today:
If you look right now:

1.  It’s not the lead headline on CNN.
2.  It’s not the lead headline on the NYT.

If this had turned out the way it was supposed to, it would be leading both of those sites in 60 point font.


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