Lepechauns, Loch Ness Monster and the Public Option

Ask a conservative if the press has a leftward bias, and he'll look like you just asked if humans need oxygen. My inclination is that those who go into political journalism think of themselves as the next Woodstein and tend to look for Watergates where they do not otherwise exist. Thus we get fake scandal after fake scandal. That such scandals are caused by Republicans/conservatives is icing.

That said, if you'd like an unambiguous sign of how bias toward the president works in real time, check out this story. It's titled "Majority of Americans Believe Health Care Myths." Silly things like believing the federal government will become more involved in personal health care decisions, or that wait times will go up, or that costs won't come down.

Only after reading a bit into the story do we learn that the myth believing majority believes in what the White House considers myths. That's not remotely the same thing as "Majority Believes in Myths." It just means a majority doesn't believe what the White House believes.

Look at the graph below from the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress. Why would anyone in their right mind believe ObamaCare will cost more than advertised? Beats me.

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