Kevin Drum nails it:
After the failure of the bill, the GOP leadership invented a fairy tale about Nancy Pelosi being at fault for the vote debacle because she gave a partisan speech on the floor of the House. The press is almost unanimously reporting this seriously. If Republicans had blamed it on Santa Claus, I guess they would have reported that seriously too.
If common sense can't stop reporters from credulously reporting the GOP's spin that it's Pelosi's fault for hurting their feelings, maybe GOP Rep. Michelle Bachmann can: "I want to assure you that was not the case. We are not babies who suck our thumbs. We have very principled reasons for voting no."