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Friday, April 7, 2017

Media praised the ‘nuclear option’ when Democrats did it

Washington Times

This image released by NBC shows Rachel Maddow, host of "The Rachel Maddow Show," on MSNBC. Maddow says she can track the mood of her liberal viewers by her ratings: they sank like a stone right after Donald Trump then slowly rose as civic engagement caught on. In February, the MSNBC host had her best month ever.  (MSNBC via AP)

"The mainstream media were all for the “nuclear option” when it was Democrats doing the nuking.
"The press showered praise upon the Senate for removing the filibuster for lower-court judicial nominees and executive appointments in 2013 in the effort spearheaded by then-Majority Leader Harry Reid.
"MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow assured her viewers at the time that “judges can be blocked on an up-or-down vote, a majority vote, like always.
“ 'But they cannot be blocked anymore by just a minority of votes,” Ms. Maddow said, reported the Media Research Center’s NewsBusters. “Republicans cannot force that anymore.”
"MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes similarly hailed the 2013 development as “an affirmative win for democracy,” while his colleague Al Sharpton said “Democrats took the bold step of changing Senate rules, scaling back the filibuster that Republicans have unfairly used to block the president’s nominees.”
"CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill said Republicans should have taken the Senate back if the party wanted to preserve the filibuster." . . .


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