You probably know how this game usually works. When the Democrats are in charge, Republicans get blamed for everything and when Republicans are in charge, Republicans get blamed for everything. It’s a no win situation for the right.
However, in the case of this government shutdown, lots of liberal media outlets are correctly blaming Democrats.
The Daily Caller reports:
NYT, AP, Bloomberg, And Legacy Media Blame Dems For Gov’t shutdown
Many of the country’s top media outfits blamed the Democratic Party for allowing the government to shutdown instead of bridging a budget impasse with Republicans in the Senate.
“U.S. Shutdown Starts as Senate Democrats Block GOP Funding Plan” a Bloomberg headline blared early Saturday morning, referring to the Senate’s inability to agree on a variety of budgetary issues. The New York Times and AP chimed in with similar headlines.
Republican and Democratic leaders have not stopped talking through their differences. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, for instance, said late Friday night that the conflict has a “really good chance” of being resolved before the weekend concludes…
Media outlets, meanwhile, painted the issue in harsh tones for the Democrats — one NYT headline declared: “Senate Democrat Block Bill to Keep Government Open Past Midnight, Shutdown Looms,” while the AP simply noted that, “Senate Democrats derail bill to avert shutdown.”
Will miracles never cease? This is the first time in recent memory when Democrats have been faulted by the media for anything.