The media believe the White House is openly lying to them about not having the numbers on those who have enrolled for ObamaCare. Monday on Morning Joe, the AP's Julie Pace said that on a daily basis she is being told by the Obama administration that "we don't have the number yet." A few sentences later, Pace reveals that she knows the administration is lying to her, "We know that they have these numbers."
Rather than being outraged over being lied to, Pace seemed amused by the whole thing.
This is a question that comes up literally every day at the White House; at the daily briefing, it comes up with other conversations I have with administration officials every day. And every day they tell us, 'We don't have that number yet. We're going to provide the first enrollment numbers in mid-November.' Really what they are trying to do at this point is that they are trying to be selectively transparent. They're telling us numbers that make the system look good: that 19 million people have looked at healthcare.gov since the site opened up to the public; they say that about a half-million people have actually gotten through the application process… That's about as detailed as we've gotten at this point .