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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, October 22, 2021

While congressional Democrats negotiate within their ranks over the "Build Back Better" plan, the public is more likely to have heard about what it would cost than about the specific policies that would be in it.

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...Despite the popularity, in principle, of these program ideas, some of the very popular ones " like expanded Medicare coverage and lowered prescription costs " are among the least heard about....

So, it may not be surprising, but it is important for understanding the political implications at work here: the overall bill is a lot more popular among people who've heard of popular elements like Medicare expansion and family leave. Those who describe themselves overall as hearing more about those policies are also more approving than those who feel they've heard mainly about the costs. ...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-10-22 11:00 AM | Reply

Where's this librul media I keep hearing about? If the media was really so liberal they would be shouting out the contents of the billng, not harping about it's cost. I call BS on the liberal media nonsense. They are sandbagging the bill and Biden's agenda.

#2 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-10-22 11:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Of course it is. The Dems fail every time because they never never NEVER learn the lesson that messaging and appearance are 99% of the time more important than the content of the bill.

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2021-10-22 12:25 PM | Reply

I suppose it could be that the procorporate media has a vested interest in nothing substantively changing. The media's owners know this stuff would be overwhelmingly popular. That's why you will never get an honest debate about the plan. That's why you never hear about how overwhelmingly popular programs like it are throughout the rest of the industrialized world. It would be bad for profits. Which are more important than people in this messed-up country.

#4 | Posted by morris at 2021-10-22 07:58 PM | Reply

#2 the media can be left leaning, incompetent in pushing a pro left narrative, and competent at ignoring the lefts misteps.

#5 | Posted by kwrx25 at 2021-10-22 10:20 PM | Reply

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