27 Feb

The Washington Monthly – How The Media Covers Health Care Rulings, Cont’d

To clarify a couple of things, it’s true the Washington Post print edition published literally nothing on the Kessler ruling. Politico, meanwhile, did run a 702-word piece, but it was largely about the broader health care fight, and only briefly mentioned this week’s Kessler ruling.

As a legal matter, none of these ruling is more important than the other — they’re all at the federal district level, they’re all dealing with the same law, and they’ll all be subjected to an appeal.

And yet, the discrepancy is overwhelming. In every instance, conservative rulings get more coverage, longer articles, and better placement.

via The Washington Monthly – How The Media Covers Health Care Rulings, Cont’d. The larger implication is how the public winds up perceiving each of these rulings, all again with the exact same legal implication.