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.
- Did the Mainstream Press Really Bungle the Campaign’s ‘Single Biggest Story’? (publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com)
- The ‘single biggest story’ of 2012 (politico.com)