Something tells me the media will not pay as much heed to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s mean-spirited swipe at Americans opposed to the President’s health care plan, including many Nevadans, as they did to then-Senate Republican Leader Trent Lott’s 2002 suggestion we’d all be better off had Strom Thurmond, running on a segregationist platform in 1948, won the White House.
At the time, the media made much of Lott’s insensitive comment. And conservatives, doing the right thing, rose up demanding his ouster as Senate GOP Leader. Lott acceded to their demands.
So, will media take Reid to task for calling townhall protesters “evil-mongers“?
(I grant the Lott comparison isn’t perfect, but it is closest comparison–a Senate Leader making a comment denigrating a class of Americans.)