12 April 2008
Rep. John Yarmuth of Kentucky linked the costly, unpopular war with the growing economic troubles — some say recession — in this country.
Like how they slipped that mention of the word recession in there? I've mentioned how much I hate the MSM, right?
Of course, it wasn't vetoed because it wasn't affordable because our elected officials can always find money to spend. It was vetoed because it's a bad program based on bad policy. Maybe he should talk about the potential costs of not fighting terrorism? It won't happen because it's not in the Democrat's interest.
He noted that Congress has passed an economic stimulus package, to send millions of Americans up to $1,200 that could provide a boost to the economy.
But Yarmuth isn't satisfied.
"We know we must do more," he said, adding that Democrats are pushing for a second economic stimulus package to aid workers, their families and businesses.
The White House said the first economic stimulus package should be given a chance to work before a second is passed.Yarmuth doesn't want to wait and see if the first one works because no matter how it turns out, they're going to say it wasn't enough. Until there is a Democrat in the White House, nothing done for the economy is going to be enough, so why pretend that the Democrats and the MSM are going to be honest about it?
Posted by: Machinist at 12 April 2008@14:01:13 (yFIK0)
I think that's giving them too much credit. The MSM is not motivated by wanting to put out a consistent version of reality, much less an honest one. They just want to entertain--to get people's attention so people will buy their product and/or justify good rates charged to the advertisers. That the result usually backs the leftist version is caused by the fact that most people actually share the leftist vision, so they're inclined to grab it. But it's a characteristic of the audience which happens to be shared by the journalists. Were the audience to be much more heavily conservative, the stories we hear now would not get the attention, and the MSM would tailor their reporting accordingly. They don't care about the facts, nor the propaganda. They just care about holding our attention so they can get our money.
Posted by: kishnevi at 12 April 2008@19:54:42 (XlB4F)
As for Yarmuth, if we're going to start comparing apples and oranges, he should also consider how much it would have cost if the US had another couple of 9/11s in the past 6+ years. How many jobs and how much CHIP money would those events have cost?
Posted by: DRJ at 12 April 2008@23:16:20 (wE7Og)
I don't think most people share the leftist vision, although most of the MSM does. When you put conservatives, moderates, and libertarians together you have a large majority of the American people. The MSM panders to the far left because they're sympathetic to that view, along with the far left being the loudest.
Look at the success of Fox News compared to the networks. Fox is not really that conservative unless you compare them to the rest of the national outlets. They try to be balanced and largely succeed, but they're still far more left than most people.
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