Forced to acknowledged Wednesday that problems with the Obamacare website are a “mess”, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel accused the news media of tunnel vision on the issue.
“I used to tell President Clinton. When it comes to the American press, the First Amendment is highly overrated,” the mayor said, during an interview at the Bloomberg Business Summit lunch on the future of cities in the global economy.
Emanuel said the frenzied news coverage of the website and roll-out debacle have ignored its achievments.
“Washington is broken. Sometimes, so is the media coverage. And I mean that,” the mayor said.