The Associated Press Goes to Bat For the Democratic Party – Powerline Blog
From the Article:
“Since the last government shutdown 17 years ago, temporary funding bills known as continuing resolutions have been noncontroversial, with neither party willing to chance a shutdown to achieve legislative goals it couldn’t otherwise win. But with health insurance exchanges set to open on Tuesday, tea-party Republicans are willing to take the risk in their drive to kill the health care law.”
This is revisionist history; the truth is that “shutdowns” have been common over the years, usually precipitated by Congressional Democrats, and there have been several recent occasions when shutdowns have appeared imminent. But now, the AP tells us, it is “tea-party Republicans” who are “willing to take the risk.” What about Harry Reid and the Democrats? Are they “willing to take the risk”? Apparently they have nothing to do with it.
Same propagandist nonsense that’s hardly restricted to the AP. The legacy news will die out within my lifetime. I can hardly wait.
One last thing to note. You’ll see as you read through that article, the bottom line is to always paint the Democrat opinion as “normal” and the dissenting opinion as being “fringe”, “lunatic”, “irresponsible” or “crazy”. This approach has been used steadily and heavily the past few years in print, on network tv and by the mouths of Democrat officials. The goal is always the same: subtly move your perception on what’s “normal” and what’s not; what ideas are acceptable and rational and what ideas are contemptible.