Ezra Klein believes that it’s the administration’s fault that Americans are grossly misinformed about healthcare reform:
A January poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 60 percent of Americans thought the health-care reform bill would increase the deficit, and only 15 percent thought it would reduce it.
Unbelievable. And while the president is partly responsible for this massive disparity between reality and fiction, the press deserves a huge chunk of the blame here. Not only are there Republicans on television all day every day saying that the healthcare reform bill will cost a gazillion dollars, but meanwhile, the cable news people are running extended special report packages about Jersey Shore, Tiger Woods and the John Edwards affair.