Dan Froomkin: How the Mainstream Press Bungled the Single Biggest Story of the 2012 Campaign

Mann said he was struck in conversations with journalists by how influenced they were by the heavily funded movement to promote a bipartisan consensus around deficit reduction and austerity. Such a bipartisan consensus doesn’t actually exist, Mann pointed out. But if you believe it does, than you can blame both parties for failing to reach it.

via Dan Froomkin: How the Mainstream Press Bungled the Single Biggest Story of the 2012 Campaign.