Last week we found out that Republicans dominated the cable news TV shows over Democrats by a 2-1 margin as the House debate raged on. So it wasn't surprising that the media began to adopt Right Wing talking points to frame the debate against Democratic members of Congress supporting the stimulus bill.. The media gave the people most responsible for the state of the economy and who got destroyed in the November election an overwhelming edge in exposure and message control to the American people. Obama did what very few presidents have done in recent decades. He went to the hill to try and spread his bipartisan love around.
Unfortunately, even after the Dems caved on an item the Republicans targeted because Obama wanted some Republican votes, President Obama still didn't receive one vote from the HOUSE republicans for the plan. You would think the media might focus on the fact that the Republicans would not be supporting the bill because of ideological reasons, tactical issues, or maybe even highlight the fact that they were at the helm when our economy collapsed, right? Wrong. Matt Lauer's questions to Robert Gibbs on the TODAY Show were more in the line that it was Nancy Pelosi's fault that republicans didn't vote for it. Just more right wing clap trap...
Mark Halperin even blamed President Obama for not being partisan enough if you can believe that.
My question to the media today is, will you cover the debate that takes place this week in the Senate fairly or will you act as you did during the House debate and side with the Republicans?
Things are too bad in the country for this behavior to continue. I'm not saying don't do your jobs, I'm saying stop acting like part of the RNC.
President Obama is keeping his campaign promises so far which included reaching out to Republicans. He did WIN for a reason. The American people are looking for change and rejected the "tax cut" mentality of the republican party.
Or will they be coocoo for Cocoa Puffs?
Our eyes will be on you all week and we will call out the garbage and let you know. Your switch board operators will not be happy either if it's not a fair representation of what takes place up on the Hill.