Going negative. I subscribe to the New York Times’ own daily email story aggregator. The New York Times is (almost) the most often quoted journal of the liberal left. I put in the “almost” qualifier because anecdotally it’s a tossup between that venerable newspaper and the Daily Kos.
The New York Times has had hundreds of stories about the health care act this year alone. Many were positive. Many pointed out its shortcomings. Stories about the flaws are coming faster. In fact, in the last month the newspaper has flogged Obamacare as its lead story nine times in the email notifications. Every one of those stories outlined growing problems in the law and its implementation.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Today’s Headlines: Promised Fix for Health Site Could Squeeze Some Users
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Today’s Headlines: Despite Fumbles, Obama Defends Health Care Law
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Today’s Headlines: Cuts in Hospital Subsidies Threaten Safety-Net Care
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Today’s Headlines: With Enrollment Slow, Some Democrats Back Change in Health Law
Friday, November 15, 2013
Today’s Headlines: Obama Moves to Avert Cancellation of Insurance
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Today’s Headlines: Perks Ease Way in Health Plans for Lawmakers
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Today’s Headlines: Online Health Law Sign-Up Is Delayed for Small Business
Friday, November 29, 2013
Today’s Headlines: Medicaid Growth Could Aggravate Doctor Shortage (Under Obamacare, a wave of additional Americans will soon be covered by Medicaid, a program that has struggled with a shortage of doctors willing to accept its low reimbursement rates and red tape.)
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Today’s Headlines: Health Care Site Rushing to Make Fixes by Sunday
Those nine headlines — that’s thirty percent of the lead stories this month — here were uniformly negative. That’s telling us something.
But when push comes to shove, the Times will line up behind Obama like tumble bugs at a freshly dropped horse hock.