Keep in mind when the media joined Democrats in condemning the filibuster as an outdated apply that solely gummed up the legislative course of? Evidently journalists don’t, as a result of when Democratic state legislators from Texas fled their state final Monday to sabotage the passage of a invoice they didn’t like, they turned the nationwide information media’s heroes of the week.
If the sappy protection is any indicator, these Texas Democrats are prone to maintain onto that title for so long as they stubbornly stay in D.C., the place they’re at the moment pressuring Congress to override all state election legal guidelines with unprecedented sweeping federal reform.
Together with the usual dishonest framing of this case as a conflict between “voter suppression” advocates (Republicans, aka) and voting rights champions (Democrats, aka), some liberal journalists have begun to tout the Texas Democrats as tactical position fashions for the remainder of the Democratic Get together. MSNBC’s Pleasure Reid final Tuesday described their abdication of responsibility as “displaying Democrats right here within the Capitol tips on how to struggle.”
For a round-up of the media celebrating these Democratic Texas lawmakers, watch the video under:
The media have been so shamelessly partisan of their protection of election reform that one of many Texas legislators really thanked CNN and their ilk on nationwide tv for working to “shine a vivid mild” on the “injustice” of GOP-backed election safety legal guidelines.
The hypocrisy of supporting this stunt by Texas Democrats whereas on the identical time reviling the Senate filibuster is a nasty search for the media. They need to most likely cease earlier than their approval rating dips any decrease.