posted by mikevotes at
It will only feel out of tone if the media frame it that way: as Republicans having a spoiled brat temper tantrum.However, I think they'll continue to report as if the Tea Partiers represent 50% of America and Republicans are merely the loyal opposition with serious arguments. This type of false context reporting -- with no independent fact checking or factual framing -- lends legitimacy to the illegitimate, acceptability to the unacceptable and places a cloud of doubt in the minds of reasonable, but ill informed, people.
By -epm, at 11:49 AM
I'm kind of waiting to see how the press covers today's amendment fest. I think that'll give us a really good feel of the next week's coverage. Do they mock the amendments as ridiculous? Do they point oput that the Repubs are trying to maintain the "Cornhusker kickback" and all the other giveaways they were shouting about just a month ago?We are already seeing many Repubs go quiet or mournful in a way.
By mikevotes, at 12:58 PM
No. The media won't look any deeper than the talking points. The actual amendments won't even make it on their radar. That's too wonky. Best to just report Republicans angry at Dems... Fighting for the voice of the minority.
By -epm, at 1:11 PM
I don't know. I'm kinda waiting to see. The media kinda likes the goofy stories, and a series of jokey amendment just might make the kind of list they like to run.
By mikevotes, at 1:28 PM
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