I’m sure the Obama regime and its supporters are stunned by the amount of negative press coverage this is getting. Still, it would be a hell of a lot worse if this was a GOP president.
CHRIS HAYES: David, what is your feeling about this, the coverage that the health care law has gotten in the last few weeks?
DAVID AXELROD: Well, look, some of it is self-inflicted because the website hasn’t functioned properly. And you know, part of the problem here is that people haven’t been able to go on to the website and learn that they could get a better deal. On the other hand, many of these people aren’t even being informed in these letters that they have that opportunity or that it’s buried in the fine print, and that, you know, that’s unacceptable, that’s deceptive. And I do think that, you know, there is — you know, Chris, you’re an experienced journalist — there tends to be kind of a herd mentality in coverage.
AXELROD: And now the story is, well, the website’s not working, now the letters are out there. And I have no doubt that the opponents are fanning this. I don’t think this is all original reporting going on, but I don’t think people are digging deep enough. I think the piece you did at the front end was a service in terms of demystifying some of this, but it is problematical.