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Media Failed To Cover Substance In Obamacare Debate

By Amanda Peterson Beadle on June 20, 2012 at 11:23 am

"Media Failed To Cover Substance In Obamacare Debate"

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The fights over the Affordable Care Act dominated news cycles during summer 2009 and into early 2010 when the House and Senate were working out details of the law, peaking at 18 percent of all news coverage. But most of that coverage focused on the political debate, not the substance of the law, according to research by the Pew Research Center, and it greatly dropped off once implementation of the law began and the battle moved into the courts. Opponents of the law also won the media “messaging war,” with more terms associated with arguments against the law being used in news reports:

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