Media Watch: The Sharyl Attkisson approach
Taking “new tone” to all new lows:
Washington (CNN) - Less than two weeks after one of the nation’s deadliest school shootings, the No.2 Democrat in the U.S. House, Steny Hoyer, compared Republican tactics for dealing with the nation’s debt limit to someone threatening to shoot a child hostage.
“It’s somewhat like taking your child hostage and saying to somebody else, ‘I’m going to shoot my child if you don’t do what I want done.’ You don’t want to shoot your child. There’s no Republican leader that wants to default on our debt, that I’ve talked to,” Hoyer said at a Capitol Hill press conference.
Hoyer’s comments came in response to a question about the Treasury Department’s notice that the nation was approaching its debt limit. He criticized Republicans for previous resistance to raising the debt ceiling and used the gun analogy to argue that the issue should not be part of the negotiations involving the fiscal cliff.
And Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid likened House Speaker John Boehner to a dictator yesterday because of his refusal to simply cave to the President’s demands on the fiscal cliff issue.
Do both Reid and Hoyer not realize how insanely hypocritical they both are, considering that in the Senate under Reid’s “leadership” there hasn’t been a budget passed in some 1300 days?? Will ANYONE in the mainstream media call them out on this two-faced bull-sh*t, not to mention demand retractions for their idiotically stupid remarks on dictatorships and holding children hostage?
Not. holding. breath.