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February 05, 2013

Building The Narrative: GOP At Least As Responsible For Sequester As Obama According To The Democratic Machine Media (DMM)

Someone on Twitter said the best part of Twitter is watching the liberal media get their stories straight and build their narrative in real time. Here's a great example.

Obama wants to delay the sequester saying they are dangerous to the economy (which he said was "poised for growth"). This is rather rich coming from the guy who proposed it to begin with.

Since that's somewhat inconvenient, the media has to get to work.

But even if we assume that the idea did originate in the White House, we need to remember one more thing: The debt ceiling agreement that contained the sequestration cuts got significantly more Republican support than Democratic support.

In fact, 174 of 240 House Republicans voted for it, while just half of House Democrats joined them (95 out of 190 votes). In the Senate, Democrats carried the vote, providing 45 of the 74 “yes” votes, but Senate Republicans also supported it by a 28-19 margin.

So in total, more than 70 percent of congressional Republicans voted for the deal that included the sequester, while 58 percent of Democrats voted for it.

...

And by repeatedly referring to the cuts as Obama’s idea (something that is technically correct), they are trying to win the war of semantics, which the White House has been more successful at in recent months.

But Democrats have a pretty effective case to make that the GOP owns the sequester just as much as the White House does. After all, Republicans overwhelmingly supported it, and the bill passed with bipartisan support.

Ah it's "technically correct" but the Democratic spin on it is pretty helpful so the Washington Post dutifully repeats it.

Of course, one story alone does not a narrative make. So NBC (naturally) follows suit.

Ah, "context". You see, truth isn't enough. It's "context" that matters.

Here's how it works....if the GOP opposes an Obama idea, it's simply being obstructionists. But if they agree to an Obama idea has part of the Holy Grail of bi-partisan "compromise", then they own the idea as much, and probably a little bit more really, than Obama does.

Keep any eye out for this theory, I think it's going to be very popular in the coming days.

Bias? What media bias?

Something I forgot to note: Sequester has been around for over a year. But the within minutes of Obama declaring it to be something he's against, the Washington Post runs out to declare that the evilllll Republicans are responsible for this.


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