How to report on Obamacare
"If there's one thing everyone can agree on about Obamacare, it's that the law is complicated." That's the first line of Washington Post reporter Sarah Kliff's trending Poynter piece on how to report on the law, and it possibly also doubles as the understatement of the year.
But that's not why Kliff's article is the hot item on Twitter today.
"[Kliff] is melting Poynter's servers with this piece about how reporters can avoid mistakes while covering ACA," Andrew Beaujon there tweeted.
And because you know somebody had to say it: "THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS," tweeted Guardian's Ana Marie Cox, then adding for good measure," ERMERGERD ACA EXCHANGES!?!?!"
Washington Free Beacon's Lachlan Markay was less enthused: "#2 is basically an explicit instruction to not hold the president to his word."
Relatedly, c/o Huffington Post's Sam Stein and Ryan Grim, here's a look inside the meeting where President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid vowed not to be "taken in by these crazy people."
"Harry Reid, wrangling 'crazy' lawmakers with default looming: 'I was damned scared,'" detailed HuffPo's Michael McAuliff.
"Harry Reid now to be called Senator FIGJAM," pronounced Mike DeBonis at WaPo.