The story of the extortionate pressure by the White House on a Medicare actuary to withhold his estimate of the cost of Bush's Medicare law surfaced three days ago in Newsweek Magazine under the title, "The Smell of a Real Scandal." I've read the magazine article, but haven't heard a whisper of this outrageous action on any of the television news programs.
Today, however, the story made it to the NYT, and can no longer be ignored by the popular media. Particularly in view of the estimate that Medicare is going to go broke soon. Can't be ignored. Right?