This Scotusblog post on how many got the intital ACA ruling wrong is a really fascinating read, but two snippets just stood out to me and made me sigh:
Elsewhere, others are picking up the story from CNN and Fox. Back at the Court, the Huffington Post’s reporter, Mike Sacks, has not yet filed a story on the ruling. Their social media team does not wait, however. Taking the news from CNN without attribution, it tweets – “BREAKING: Individual mandate has been ruled unconstitutional by Supreme Court.”
Yep. That’s the HuffPo’s MO. The this:
Observing the controversy and taking care not to make an error, The New York Times (whose own reporter Adam Liptak is still in the Courtroom) puts up a simple banner (at 10:09): “Supreme Court Rules on Health Care Law.”
That’s our gray lady alright, timidly leading from behind.