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Hi everybody I'm Jamie Colby and this is biased bash.
Today joining me Justin -- -- he's a senior Washington correspondent would talk radio news service just too great to see you.
-- great to be here.
Let's talk a little bit about how the media's been handling the whole Obama care glitches and the text search what do you think.
Interesting and in many ways we -- seeing the media kind of talking out of both sides of her -- On the one hand they're finally kind of being critical when it comes to the Health Care Reform law.
But at the other time they're very clearly trying to make excuses for the administration for why the web site isn't working.
You know one of the most obvious examples is the argument that well Health Care Reform is working in states that have embraced it.
But that doesn't really explain anything the administration knew for quite some time.
What the political landscape was gonna be they knew that a lot of states -- embracing this and they very clearly did not prepare for the us.
Initially there was a lot of finger pointing by the media the GOK.
Now it seems that Democrats are speaking up against it as well.
And it's like that's the thing reporting is going both ways what's the media to do with that other than just report on it are they going further.
I think -- away they are I I think there is outrage on the media as well because I think at the end of the day.
They really didn't take a lot of the conservative argument seriously I don't think they really took a close look.
Into deep problems that could go wrong with this and I think they feel like a lot of democratic members of congress a lot of Democrats feel outraged that they put their reputations -- They -- reelection and.
And they had a -- and their face and I think the media may feel.
Kind of similar they put a lot.
Their reputation on the line for -- they fought for this pretty hard in a lot of respects and now it's not really working on their favor.
Taken a step further and give me some specifics because some media outlets have gone so far as -- even called for Kathleen Sebelius -- resignation.
They certainly have you know they are known.
Really getting critical into it now but we still see.
A lot of people who are just trying to argue that.
This is a -- -- which we are obviously seeing a lot of attacks going out against journalists to try to suggest that this could be.
Similar to some major disasters that took place in the Bush Administration.
You know and really seriously believes that this is another Iraq or another Katrina but it is the president's signature piece of legislation.
And it is something that is not going well so therefore those criticisms.
Are about -- -- to -- to a certain extent.
And they are -- and the people are making that such as rob freer from the National Journal are very clearly getting.
Getting -- at a time and certain to some.
And finally before I let you go tell me Justin what impact the media's reporting is having on polls both for congressional approval ratings and for the president.
-- that's a very good question right now we are seeing.
In other Republicans taking a huge nosedive.
Whether or not this is because actual you know -- sentiment or if this is because they were.
Very clearly cast as the mustache twirling -- in the fiscal fight.
That's that that's an argument for different day but it does look like the media's coverage of the shut down and -- you know brinksmanship following the fiscal cliff.
Really I really did have an impact on.
A lot of people's perceptions are an interest in conversation great to see today just and I appreciate it.
And this is definitely going to be one of the topics the media's handling of all the -- this week.
On the media -- which is hosted by Howard Kurtz you won't want to miss an 11 AM on sunny today.
And I'll see of course at 10 AM on Sunday and at twelve -- and that's media buzz I'm Jamie call me.
Have a great day.
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