Just a few moments ago, while doing cardio at the gym, I looked up at the television monitor in front of me to see the mock-serious face of former high school cheerleader Katie Couric delivering the Administration’s talking points news. She was all aflutter about the president pushing back his Asian trip to focus on health care.
Soon, she had someone named Reid (flacking for his ol’ Uncle Harry?) “reporting” from the White House lawn. We saw Nancy Pelosi delivering some remarks and were told she’s very confident she has the votes to pass Obamacare. All in all, a very upbeat report.
Notice anything missing? Yep, me too. They didn’t mention the opposition to the legislation nor the procedural shenanigans Democrats are playing to try to pass it. No mention that one-time Obamacare supporter Bart Stupak has registered his firm opposition to the Senate bill, promising to vote “No” this time around. No mention of a Washington Post piece by Democratic pollsters, Patrick H. Caddell and Douglas E. Schoen, “If Democrats ignore health-care polls, midterms will be costly.” No mention of what Michelle Malkin reports as the “open-borders caucus [looking] like it’s really going to bolt.”
No one questioned Pelosi’s claim she had the votes. They tell us she’s happy she is that the president is staying behind to push this bill. Meanwhile, Ed Morrissey puts the damper on Couric’s, er Pelosi’s, enthusiasm:
[Obama] doesn’t have the votes. As with Nancy Pelosi’s bravado, the deadline turned out to be a façade. If they had the votes, the bill would be on the floor now. Not only do they not have the votes now, it seems likely they won’t have the votes next week, either — which is why Obama’s pushing back his long-awaited trip to Indonesia.
Wonder why they CBS “News” didn’t see fit to quote Morrissey –or any Republican or Administration critic.
No wonder Rush Limbaugh calls the MSM “state-run media.”