by BAR Managing Editor Bruce Dixon
What does it mean when leading House Democrats, and apparently the White House repudiate their own campaign promises to enact a universal-coverage national health care plan only days into the new Congress and new administration, even though they have a popular president and the biggest Congressional majority in two generations? What does it mean when this doesn't even make the evening news? It means the awesome power of corporate media decides the topic of our political conversation. It's not about health care, or campaign promises, or hypocrisy. It's about Blago. Or Britney. Or whatever they tell us it is.