Thursday, June 30, 2011

consistency counts

the NYT article is on A15, so the appeals court must have upheld the constitutionality of the affordable care act.

it wasn't on the front page of the WaPo either. in fact, searching that newspaper's site, the only mention of the sixth circuit decision on the entire web site is ezra klein's blog post. apparently the appellate victory didn't even merit an article.

UPDATE: steve benen has been making the same point about the discrepancy in the coverage of the health care act rulings more than i have. apparently, the WaPo had an article about the appellate decision on A5. read benen's post to see how consistently pro-health act court decisions have been less emphasized than anti-health act decisions in the NYT, WaPo, AP and politico. it's a pretty remarkable pattern.