Accuracy in Media

The Republicans introduced an amendment during the health care reform debate in the Senate, which pushed senators to vote on whether to introduce single-payer health care (or government-run health care). The amendment was called a “trolling” amendment by those in the liberal media, particularly by the media outlet Axios.

The vote was defeated 57-0, with 43 senators solely voting “present” instead of being on the record about single-payer.

CNN covered it and claimed that this amendment vote was “bait” laid by the Republicans, while ABC News and NBC News did not cover the vote at the time of this article’s publication. Why did these mainstream media outlets ignore this piece of news?





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