Train Wreck: How the Media Kept Blowing It On Obamacare

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When the long-awaited decision arrived Thursday morning, two cable-news channels botched the moment. As Wolf Blitzer was speaking, CNN ran an on-screen headline: 'Supreme Ct. Kills Individual Mandate.' Correspondent John King called the ruling 'a dramatic blow to the policy and to the president politically.' On Fox News, anchor Bill Hemmer was reporting with this headline: 'Supreme Court Finds Health Care Individual Mandate Unconstitutional.' Both networks soon corrected their mistakes, but the damage had been done.

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