A Failing Left Flank
One major sin of news coverage, especially on TV, is the way certain points of view just get excluded from consideration even if many of the best-informed people hold those views. Most famously and disastrously, the case against invading Iraq was just not heard in the months before the war.
And still it happens. According to the invaluable Media Matters, the idea that the Obama stimulus plan might be too small a view held by many well-known economists basically went unreported on broadcast news during the stimulus debate. . . . Meanwhile, its rapidly becoming clear that yes, the plan was too small.
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