Calling it like it is

Excellent post from James Fallows on the media coverage of Obama’s jobs bill. The way in which most of our media have accepted and allowed Republicans to normalize unprecedented use of the filibuster is infuriating. Check out Fallows’ post. Also, if you aren’t familiar with the extent to which Republicans have utilized this once-rare parliamentary procedure, have a look at the links in his piece. This is one of the most consistently relevant facts (unprecedented obstructionism) that just isn’t polite for the media to comment on, so they steer clear. And the country continues to slide into the ocean… (via)

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