If anyone still needs proof Harry Reid is completely disconnected with reality, recent comments he made about the state of mainstream media should suffice. The Senate majority leader and bitterly partisan Democrat unbelievably complained today’s press is not leftist enough.
Speaking to Politico recently, he identified a “real shortcoming” within the media, saying journalists “are trying so hard to be fair that [they] are unfair.”
With countless newspapers, networks, websites, and other outlets dedicated to carrying the Obama administration’s water on a daily basis, Reid’s argument falls flat in the face of facts. The mainstream leftist media are, for the most part, not interested in presenting a balanced reportage of the news. While Reid accurately describes the press as “unfair,” most Americans understand that bias is in favor of the leftist cause.
Nevertheless, he sticks to his irrational diatribe by placing the blame for our current federal government shutdown squarely on the shoulders of his political adversaries.
“Democrats have had almost nothing to do with the problems here,” he said. “It’s all Republicans.”
Despite the fact his own congressional chamber — under his leadership — refused a series of potential compromises offered by the Republican-led House, Reid still has the audacity to deny any culpability.
Though his comments might resonate with uninformed partisan hacks, it is incredibly easy to expose his dishonesty.
The Media Research Center, for example, studied a sampling of news stories by ABC, NBC, and CBS, during the two weeks prior to the congressional stalemate that ended with a shutdown. Of those stories, Republicans were blamed more than Democrats by a margin of 21-0.
His vapid commentary on modern media was not the only disturbing item included in the article. The 73-year-old also confirmed he plans to seek re-election to the Senate when his current term expires in 2016.
–Western Journalism staff writer
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