Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sins of Omission, the Mainstream Media and Government Shutdown 'Facts'

The Washington Compost blogger site Wonkette, (you remember them, they're the ones that ridiculed Sarah Palin's special needs son) gave us some 'facts' about the government shutdown:

Although titled 'Absolutely everything you need to know about how the government shutdown will work' they missed a few things:

1) Obama put extra effort in shutting down the National Parks, to make the shutdown seem worse than it is and to petulantly punish his 'ponents. The parks weren't closed in previous shutdowns.

2) We wouldn't even have a shutdown, if Harry Reid could pass a budget. Harry Reid's completely dysfunctional senate has not passed a budget in four years, even when they had control of the House also. So they have to pass these continuing resolutions and debt limit raises to fund their out-of-control spending. Wonkette does mention the continuing resolution, but conveniently forgets the reason for why we need it.

CNN doesn't even mention it's a continuing resolution:

Of course, non of the other Socialist News Agencies do either. It's a little fact that they'd would like us not to  remember.

(Hat tip to the incomparable Mark Levin for the term Washington Compost)

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