Sep 30 2013

Can Liberal News Media Save Dems In Shutdown Showdown?

Published by at 10:44 am under All General Discussions

The liberal media seems to be pulling out all the stops (and exposing their inherent bias) to save Democrats from blame if there is a government shutdown.

Tomorrow, the AP will cover the current spending standoff in an article that will appear across the country, likely in whatever newspaper you read. The AP’s piece, by Andrew Taylor, begins:

With the government teetering on the brink of partial shutdown, congressional Republicans vowed Sunday to keep using an otherwise routine federal funding bill to try to attack the president’s health care law.

There you have it! Our government is “teetering,” but those dastardly Republicans have “vowed” to use an “otherwise routine” spending bill to “try to attack” Obamacare.

Well, that might work if the press had any respect with the American public. But neither Obamacare nor the News Media are in good standing with the citizens of this great country at the moment.  The News Media is hovering around its worse, historic standing ever – a new low measured just last month:

Worse yet, in the demographics Democrats need to rally to the media is not popular at all:

Obamacare is still not seeing majority support (update: Hot Air identified the latest Obamacare poll), and when it rolls out tomorrow and people see all the promises broken – the fact they will lose their current plans AND pay more – the news media will be seen as the political shill it is. Which will only cement their current reputation with the people.

I say let it play out. The Dems and Media are bluffing on who will get the blame. And the GOP should do what is right, not what is popular.

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Can Liberal News Media Save Dems In Shutdown Showdown?”

  1. Frogg1 says:

    I was surprsed when C-SPAN did their poll yesterday (usually leans liberal) to find that when you totalled the Dem and Obama blame together it was pretty much even with the blame put on Repubs.

  2. Frogg1 says:

    Here’s Why Obama/Dems had to lie about being able to keep your current health insurance coverage if you liked it:

    “In the US before passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 85% of Americans had existing health-care coverage — and 87% were happy with it. In fact, half of the uninsured were happy with their health care. Overhauling the system that satisfied 85% of Americans in order to do something with half of the 15% unhappy with their situation only made sense if the 85% could be assured that their situation would remain the same.”

    AP fact check: No, you can’t keep your plan, and other things we should have already reported

  3. WWS says:

    The only people who care, or even notice, what the media say anymore live in DC. The only reason I’m slightly aware of it is because I read the blogs, and the people I read talk about it to an extant.

    But I no longer know a single person, in any walk of life, who relies on CBS, NBC, or ABC for their news. I can’t even remember the last time I watched a news broadcast on any of them – it may have been in the last century. I’ll watch the local news, of course, but that’s mainly to find out the gate times at the state fair, and to see sunrise/sunset times, which I do like to know.