The framing of this Axios story bothers me (weird formatting is theirs):
President Biden failed to persuade Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to agree to spending $3.5 trillion on the Democrats’ budget reconciliation package during their Oval Office meeting on Wednesday, people familiar with the matter tell Axios.
Um, how aboutManchin Bombs Biden Agenda, you know, if they want to keep the headline click-baity (is too a wurd!). Who is the actor, what is the action? They get it right in their patented sing-song structured way:
Why it matters: Defying a president from his own party — face-to-face — is the strongest indication yet Manchin is serious about cutting specific programs and limiting the price tag of any potential bill to $1.5 trillion. His insistence could blow up the deal for progressives and others.
And it goes into their relationship, blah-blah-blah.
The media is constantly framing everything as a Biden Failure, even the fluctuations in his popularity polling, which remains way above Hair Füror’s, but that fact does not that fit into their Dims in Disarray outline.