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Posted By Chris Fitzsimon On June 22, 2010 @ 7:47 am In Top of the Morning | Comments Disabled

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This may not be surprising, but it is troubling nonetheless. A new study [2] of the media’s coverage of the health care debate finds [3] that the horse race and political intrigue are more interesting to the media powers that be than how the issue affects our lives.

Fully 41% of health care coverage focused on the tactics and strategy of the debate while various reform proposals filled another 23%. But only 9% of the coverage focused on a core issue — how our health care system currently functions, what works and what doesn’t

It’s no wonder that people are so easily mislead by the demagogues.


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[2] new study: http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1634/media-coverage-health-care-reform-debate-review

[3] finds: http://wonkroom.thinkprogress.org/2010/06/21/how-the-media-covered-health-care-reform/

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