For the most part, the cocoon spinners—those who weave those cozy refuges where liberals can snooze undisturbed by nasty developments in the outside world—seem to work at the New York Times. But a story in today’s Washington Post on the Supreme Court’s upcoming decision on Obamacare shows that there are cocoon spinners in the nation’s capital as well. The Post piece manages to tiptoe delicately around the fact that most voters hate the law and would like to see all or part of it overturned. (Recent polls show that 68 percent of voters oppose Obamacare.) Here’s how the Post characterized the state of play:
Although polls show that Americans are stubbornly divided over the measure, parts of it remain very popular and many Democrats and Republicans agree that something must be done to rein in ballooning health-care costs.
This is an extremely charitable description of Obamacare’s favorability. When more than two-thirds of the country opposes a law, American’s aren’t “stubbornly divided”; they’re against it.This kind of misleading reporting gives otherwise respectable papers a bad name.