Here's David Gregory taking a page straight out of Chris Cillizza's playbook and making excuses for the media just repeating the Republicans' talking points on the CBO report. Explaining stuff is hard work people!
GREGORY: From the politics of 2016 to the politics of the moment here in Washington, a big one is health care. So the CBO, the Congressional Budget Office issues a report this week and all of a sudden you get the debate right back front and center about whether Obamacare is a job killer. Here are some of the headlines after that report.
From The Hill: Obamacare will cost 2.5 million workers by 2024. The Wall Street Journal: Health Care Law to Cut Into Labor Force. New York Times: Health Care Law Projected to Cut the Labor Force.
That's not exactly what the CBO said, but strike the word CBO. These were Congressional researchers who issued this report E.J. and you wrote about it strongly this week.
After Dionne explains to Gregory what the CBO actually said, and that it did not say it was a job killer, but quite the opposite, here's how Gregory responded.
GREGORY: But this is a lot to explain and for a lot of these Republican...
DIONNE: I think people get the choice part.
GREGORY: Alright, but there are still a lot of Republicans David who are going to say, look, we told you this was going to have a huge impact on the labor force, some of which we don't truly understand and it feeds this if you don't like Obamacare, you may have a new reason to dislike it.
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