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Is media bias still media bias when it’s really obvious that the media is right?

March 9, 2012

Check out this headline:

Tea Party senators unveil five-year plan to balance the budget

Now, read these lead paragraphs by The Hill’s Alexander Bolton:

Members of the Senate Tea Party Caucus on Thursday announed [sic] a plan to balance the budget in five years, cutting spending by nearly $11 trillion compared to President Obama’s budget.

The plan, dubbed “A Platform to Revitalize America,” is a wish list of conservative policies, none of which have any chance of passing the Democratic-controlled Senate or being signed into law by a liberal Democratic president.

“A wish list of conservative policies, none of which have any chance of passing…” Way to jump right to your own conclusions there, Alexander.

But wait: then I read the next paragraph:

The ambitious blueprint would achieve a $111 billion surplus in fiscal year 2017.

Oh. Well. No duh it won’t get past the Democrat-controlled Senate or President. Going from a $1.3 trillion deficit to a $111 billion surplus in only five years?

Democrats can’t wean themselves off of spending that fast. Hell, a lot of Republicans can’t wean themselves that fast.

I take it back, Andrew. You weren’t editorializing. You were just reporting the facts.

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