Media Malpractice? As GOP Moves to Strip Healthcare from Millions, Press Remains Focused on Russia

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Media Malpractice? As GOP Moves to Strip Healthcare from Millions, Press Remains Focused on Russia

As Senate Republicans draft their repeal of Obamacare behind closed doors, DN! speaks to The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel about secret bills, single-payer healthcare and the media’s coverage. Her latest article is titled "On Trump, the Media’s Malpractice Continues." In it, she critiques what she calls the mainstream media’s "prevailing focus on palace intrigue and White House scandals," which comes at the expense of substantive policy coverage. Vanden Heuvel points to the Republican healthcare bill, drafted entirely in secret, as a prime example of important issues that have been overlooked.