Saturday, August 04, 2007

Media Bias

I was going to point out the dishonest headline in this WaPo article but further down I found real comedy. The headline:

House Forms Special Panel Over Alleged Stolen Vote - GOP Assails Decision on Food Aid for Immigrants
And of course, the missing word is "Illegal". The vote concerned food aid to illegal immigrants. (to their credit?, the distinction was made later in the article; 8 paragraphs in)

Anyway, the comedy. With congressional approval ratings at 14%, the lowest ever, this was Nancy Pelosi's explanation:
[she] accused Republicans of blatant obstructionism. "They've just been deluged by the success of the Democrats on behalf of the American people," she said.
Ha! Silly Nancy. Still, she has reason to be optimistic; the Washington Post is obviously still a big supporter.