More “Even-Handedness” from AP

Basic fact about the fiscal cliff bill:

  Aye No
D 174 16
R 85 151

Why can’t David Espo and Alan Fram at the Associated Press get that basic fact into a 38-paragraph story, instead of blandly and misleadingly reporting that the vote was “bipartisan”?

If there’s no price to be paid for irresponsibility, no wonder there’s so much of it going around.

[Cross-posted at The Reality-based Community]

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Mark Kleiman

Mark Kleiman is a professor of public policy at the New York University Marron Institute.