Sunday, July 24, 2011

Annals of Spin

I really enjoyed this bit of objective reporting, from Byron York at the Washington Examiner (via Drum):
Once the Senate Democratic leadership blocked "Cut, Cap, and Balance," House leaders stepped up work on the new proposal.
Did you catch it? "Blocked." Blocked. Of course, the Senate Democratic leadership didn't "block" CCB, at least not in the way the word is normally used. They gave it a vote! It lost.

Congressional leaders normally "block" things by refusing to allow them to be considered. Sometimes minorities in the Senate block things by filibuster. Of course, none of that happened here; CCB lost on a straight vote, failing to achieve a majority of Senators present and voting.

But York manages to insert here a hint that some nefarious scheme is underfoot to prevent GOP measures from passing, even if he has to manufacture it out of absolutely nothing. Cute, isn't it?

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for linking to the Amanda Marcotte post the other day.


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