Saturday, December 1, 2012

Quote of the Day

Michael Grunwald in Time:

It’s really amazing to see political reporters dutifully passing along Republican complaints that President Obama’s opening offer in the fiscal cliff talks is just a recycled version of his old plan, when those same reporters spent the last year dutifully passing along Republican complaints that Obama had no plan. It’s even more amazing to see them pass along Republican outrage that Obama isn’t cutting Medicare enough, in the same matter-of-fact tone they used during the campaign to pass along Republican outrage that Obama was cutting Medicare.

This isn’t just cognitive dissonance. It’s irresponsible reporting. Mainstream media outlets don’t want to look partisan, so they ignore the BS hidden in plain sight, the hypocrisy and dishonesty that defines the modern Republican Party. I’m old enough to remember when Republicans insisted that anyone who said they wanted to cut Medicare was a demagogue, because I’m more than three weeks old.

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  1. You’re right. However, I’M old enough to remember when Republicans said Medicare would ruin the country – socialized medicine, don’t you know. The R’s have never agreed with Social Security and, as far as I can see, they are steadily dismantling public education – because they don’t agree with that either.

    I’m almost sick with apprehension that Obama will off entitlement (read Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid) “reform” and let the R’s have their way with it in exchange for a very mild tax increase on the above $250,000 year folks. BNS (big neurotic sigh)

  2. The current crop of so-called journalists don’t dare print the truth. They might lose access to their news sources. Also, the big papers are tied to Wall Street and money-movers, so the bottom line is the bottom line.

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