Monday, February 2, 2009

Civics for every newsroom

While waiting for snowfall totals on the Channel 7 news on Channel 56, the mistakes from their political "coverage" came fast and furious:

  • Mitch McConnell's name was spelled incorrectly on a screen footer;
  • It was said that the Democrats would need 1 or 2 Republican Senators to pass the Economic Recovery Act in addition to their entire caucus;
  • Two minutes later, it was stated that replacing Judd Gregg with a Democratic Senator would give Obama a veto-proof majority in the Senate.

That doesn't even get into the editorializing on the Republican taxcut package. Somebody needs to explain to these television products what a filibuster is, and what it isn't.

Ten minutes of ignomy.

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