Re: Why Is The Conservative Media Ignoring The Shutdown?
posted at 10/1/2013 5:49 PM EDT
In response to NowWhatDoYouWant's comment:
In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:
The liberal media by contrast is full of the usual sob stories, and spewing the latest Government talking points about how we will all die soon without our Nanny State...
Could I see one of those?
The sobbiest story simply listed a few things that were getting shut down, ie, arizona national parks...
All three networks on Tuesday morning hyped the partial government shutdown with reports from closed museums in Washington D.C. and live shots of the Statue of Liberty. The journalists of ABC's Good Morning America informed Americans that Republicans would probably "blink first" in the stand-off with the White House and congressional Democrats.
NBC's Peter Alexander checked in live from Washington, touting the "4200 workers at the Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo." He narrated, "We're now here in front of the National Air and Space Museum. They tell me last week they had 88,000 visitors come here. Today it'll be zero, the door's are locked." Alexander added, "And there's a very simple message posted
Alexander relayed numerous sad stories: "Near Boston, Fred Barta is packing his bags for a dream vacation with his girlfriend. A retirement trip he's been mapping out for years. Two weeks, four states, and at least five national parks and monuments. From the Grand Canyon to Zion. All of them, now closed."
Over on Good Morning America, the ABC program featured less coverage. Co-host [and partisan Dem hack] George Stephanopoulos asserted that all the negotiating have "all added up to nothing. No deal. No relief. More stalemate."
Correspondent Jeff Zeleny [former NY Times progressive] predicted Democratic victory: "I'm seeing some cracks among the Republican armor...So, if anyone's going to blink first, most people think it will be Republicans. The question, of course, is when?"