The Best-Covered News Story, Ever

This week?s On the Media laments the low quality of press coverage in health care reform. It?s certainly easy to find examples of shoddy journalism and public ignorance to bolster this charge. Every night, one could watch cable TV screamers trafficking in untruths about death panels, or commentators offering with certitude political predictions that (a) were generally wrong and (b) generally detracted from discussing the actual substance of a hugely ... Full Story »

Posted by Larry Hall - via NewsRack (Health Care), Publish2 (Politics), Jeremy Caplan (f)

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Lewyn Li
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by Lewyn Li - Apr. 2, 2010

An interesting article indeed. The central thesis is that the healthcare coverage by many aspects of the media has, in fact, been good. The article seems to focus on the obviously good parts (none of which were reporteds done on TV) and rather casually passed over the truly dreadful coverage done by many bad journalists.

I like the article and found it useful. At the same time, I found the article rather self-congratulatory and - yes - smug. The apparent lack of discussions on the many, many instances of atrocious coverage undercuts the thesis presented in the article.

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