Media bias? What media bias? With the midterms now mere days away, Rich Noyes of NewsBusters takes a look forward and backward from the standpoint of the mainstream media as reporters brace themselves for “a new sheriff,” as Nancy Pelosi famously described her ascension to House Speaker in 2007.
At the end of his post, Noyes writes:
If Republicans win big on Tuesday, a consistent news media would portray it as a rejection of a Democratic Party that’s moved too far to the left. They would argue that, by handing control of the Senate to Republicans, voters were empowering them to investigate the excesses of the Obama administration, and journalists would put the onus on the defeated Obama to curtail his agenda in favor of cooperation.
Which neatly segues into the beginning of his post, which notes the MSM’s uncompromisingly stern warning to Republicans about their responsibilities as leaders of the legislative branch:
On today’s CBS This Morning: Saturday, the network’s political director, John Dickerson, warned Republicans that if they win the Senate on Tuesday, it will be on their shoulders to find a way to work with President Obama: “They’ve run an entire campaign on the idea that this person, the President in the office, is no good; now they’re suddenly going to have to work with him…. After being the opposition party, you now have to show you can actually govern.”
How does message compare with what they had to say in 2006? See for yourself: