Bozell, Hannity Discuss Media Blaming Tea Party Conservatives for Govt. Shutdown
While the media are busy painting Republicans -- particularly Tea
Party-friendly conservatives in the House -- as the legislators who are
ultimately responsible for the government shutdown, they are failing to
note that "[t]he Democrats and the president have offered nothing" as a
counteroffer on the continuing resolution to fund the government,
NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell noted on the October 3 edition of Hannity.
The Media Research Center founder argued that it's the same biased
narrative with the liberal media as the last government shutdown in
1995, when Bill Clinton vetoed funding bills that had passed both houses
of Congress. In this instance, it's a Democratic Senate refusing to sit
down with a Republican House to hammer out a deal. "In the media
coverage, 21 stories blaming Republicans, not one story blaming
Democrats. And you know what's more interesting? You go back to 1995 and
you will find the same networks, 23 times they blamed the Republicans.
Not once did they blame the Democrats," Bozell noted.