Just remember that if it were George W. Bush taking questions from a handpicked audience of supporters, giving few details on a domestic policy proposal that affects one-sixth of the nation’s economy, the resulting media fury would be vast, pronounced, and sustained for a period of years.
I know that there is a lot that this White House gets away with. But it should not be able to get away with dodging questions when it comes to the details associated with its health care proposals, and it certainly should not be able to get away with its refusal to face critical questions from a critical audience about its proposed health care policies. (For that matter, the White House ought not to get away with planting questions at a Presidential press conference.) It’s nice to see that the AP is on the case. But more like this, please, lest we are confronted with yet more evidence for the proposition that the mainstream media is no longer doing its job.