Facts vs. Furor
This piece from the AP about potential bipartisan health care talks is, well, I just don’t know how to put it. I expect good things from the AP, since they are the primary source of (print) information for anyone who lives outside of a major metropolitan area.
What gets me about this is the overall tone, which caters to the Republican narrative that health care reform has been dominated by Democrats and the poor Republicans haven’t had a voice. Combine that with a reference to liberal anger that the passed bills aren’t good enough, and it seems to me that the AP has lost a lot of objectivity, or at least is no longer reporting about facts and instead is reporting the furor over the issue. This is not productive, and unfortunately all too prevalent.