Thursday, January 18, 2007

Senate Republicans Block Ethics Reform

The big news today is the so-far successful effort of the Senate Republicans - led by Mitch McConnell - to block ethics reform.

Zach Roth thankfully uses this moment to remind us how establishment pundit David Broder lapped up McConnell's bipartisan spin not too long ago. Broder's always been one to judge Republicans on their beautiful spin as opposed to their destructive actions. To do otherwise would be uncivil and beneath the great establishmentarian.

But notice also how the traditional media is hiding the Republican's responsibility for blocking ethics reform - the AP's piece (buried on CNN's site) is titled: Ethics legislation derailed in partisan dispute. Fair and balanced to the point of being deceptive.


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