Bias Bash: Republican's 'No' Strategy
Will GOP face public backlash?
- Duration 12:58
- Date Jul 19, 2011
Will GOP face public backlash?
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Hey everybody welcome to another edition of FOX News Watch is biased bash I'm Jim Pinkerton and I'm joined today -- I spent friend -- fellow fox contributor Judy Miller.
-- -- And -- and say it today is Tuesday in the big news.
That'll be all over most are all big now to be much bigger tomorrow is amber heard are gonna hearing -- -- in the London parliament.
We'll talk about that tomorrow wrong -- After the coverage really has cancer earlier this out of yourself but it is funny news based on -- over the weekend and end yesterday Monday.
-- starting with this week when I heard you earlier today calling Judy calling it the Republicans -- strategy and how the media.
Are are playing that our group -- it -- me was better.
Including apparently David Brooks and none of the New York Times.
His column I and anyone -- can't help but.
Be struck by in several commentators.
Warn you the New York Times in the Washington Post and other papers have.
Highlighting the stories saying.
And the issues in which the Republicans are absolutely digging -- and just having a response of no I yeah.
Taxes for example you.
Even though the president is willing to I gave them four trillion dollars in tax cuts including and things like entitlements.
Can be I think CD at -- -- just say it angered and puzzles.
And I commentators.
Is that each refusal to you -- simple things in government that are essential to our national security specialists are confirming Robert Mueller for.
And the extension of his term as head of the FBI.
And this is kind Tata.
What it is increasingly appears to be your strategy.
Bring and the -- not.
Just starting it.
And bringing it to a halt by voting no on the big question and that -- -- On Fox News and others are asking is will this -- to the Republicans benefit or is it going to cost them.
Any election -- people blame them.
For me economies many problems and any any ability of Washington to address some politically.
Well I think they met for Obama president Obama's offer four trillion in spending cuts tax credit.
I'm serious -- I don't know.
Although the -- daily her -- of National Journal reported over the weekend.
That that Obama has offered to senator McConnell.
Included -- it included a grand total of two billion not 1000000000002 billion which -- -- -- lot of what do you mean even penis is the government.
It is spending -- for the coming year there's all the spending cuts.
Are back loaded into this year's Ezra Klein in the Washington Post said look we liberals -- -- -- honest budget deal precisely because news.
There -- no spending cuts in the near term.
That's why -- before it well okay solos that Edwards -- it ended amid the media might.
Be more on this show is saying about the practices -- the all the Obama's spending guards are her.
Induced -- -- years or not real altogether.
Where's the tax increases that David Brooks in the mainstream media are so adamant for.
Are real and tangible and what happened right now that that's that's a crazy name of this coverage is the media RRR including are gonna pretend.
That Republicans are unreasonable because they are former big tax increases while ignoring the fact that the Democrats aren't all for Oprah's big spending guys are -- -- -- -- -- -- I don't.
Any spending cuts at all.
No I don't think that's -- Archie and I think as -- hog equipment has pointed out again and again and his columns.
Which would be perhaps useful from a Republican standpoint for the next presidential election bash disastrous for her many Americans.
And for the American economy -- the issue is not whether or not much entitlements have to be reforms and cut back clearly there is a growing.
Consensus among -- he even some economists who.
Tend to agree on nothing odd that.
-- these issues you have to be addressed the issue is one of timing whereas I haven't heard the Republicans say a note to our tax increases this year but yes to the next year that's what.
Democrats are saying well in terms of when that hits the the spending reductions would kick out.
Well I felt -- this character I think.
This never do.
Keynesian -- -- the Democratic Party.
But can't quite Minnesota's overlooked as a leftist and -- birdie effort to save him saying we shouldn't have spending dresses like just as exciting as it closes and Richard aesthetic that's usually how it.
-- -- -- -- -- -- It has won -- Nobel Prize for economics and the others simply at every -- what's different form yeah look.
-- president of that the they have the same that what whatever I -- program.
Know more about economics and it did any did -- -- -- prize saying his view is -- same S errors we shouldn't be having spending cuts at all we should just that we should spend their way out of the recession.
-- -- -- I didn't a modified version of the program plan a modified.
Not not nearly as he would like below he was much more vocal in favor of it jeers -- as many as Melanie.
For two years Obama -- -- So -- I think that it if you site Krugman as your source for why don't want spending cuts now you're really saying you know are spinning -- ever describe -- as -- not a member.
And so we view you can probably say two years from now whatever the current employment spiders 120% it was a don't know again ascending.
That -- didn't I think of that what you reveal their produce certain sense -- Is in fact it -- -- really our interest didn't cutting spending.
-- anytime in the near future and so if that's true if if if if -- argument is keynesian meant that we need to keep.
You've been running big deficits at school stimulate -- to -- -- -- -- then why they protect the money for tax increases.
-- -- at the same facts.
It was seemed to me that the Democrats are positioned wish I admittedly the media this year so it really that Democrats plus the mainstream media urged the Republicans.
I'm saying -- our view is spending and taxes should go period.
That was -- -- they had two years ago that there's AB they had twenty years ago it never changes that the difference is that unemployment is gone from you know for drivers and the ninety's whatever was.
-- -- ninth regiment which means -- suggest something's gone wrong.
-- I would hate to raise the ugly issue once again I'll have that.
It's true Paul Krugman and others sticker is back in the day.
Many centrist economists also have the legacy.
Of the bush years that has haven't really brought us that has brought us to this.
Carry it to this point and what you have veto an -- at.
Absolutely nothing in the cupboard.
Where you've been fighting two wars that have not been properly budget I think you -- is that conservatives are surely aware of that and understand how harmful that stand.
To act establishing our priorities and paying for them.
And what -- Recession which was the most severe -- any since the Great Depression.
And just general lack of competitor.
Thank goodness in the American economy and Irish and growing world market and -- and a -- -- in a world where there are other regional players so I I think -- you know there -- some adjustment that has to be back to you Republican idea at this point and just saying no -- and winning American hearts and minds by just saying now I think is not rebounding to -- benefit and I think -- -- you can see -- John Boehner.
Two T get -- yes.
On the hunt this key issue because I think he he sees how this is likely to play out in November.
So so and so -- I'll give you the last word on that Judy if if if the implication therefore is a -- Obama as the man to lead us into the future just like present.
I'm not going to.
I commit to ground to any positions endorse any candidate that and our president.
Welcome -- I think that's out of our enemies look it's it's the main street episodes is to stipulate that the MS ever read an 88% against the Republicans are all these issues.
Cnet's resident there Erica Pratt has -- -- back to the battle days of Dan and janitorial as a result is that pound Republicans -- Democrats are good -- you bet that the the flaw they have their argument is why I do think.
Although they're trying to replay the -- the mid ninety's with you know Clinton vs Gingrich.
-- Obama vs the Republicans.
You know this over and over budgets and shut down kind of issues that that the difference in the mainstream media -- not noticing her and Scott astonishing to me.
That you can begin watching ABC and NBC news like I do in order to virtually just -- every -- And there's news about heat temperatures in the Japanese in -- ladies soccer team and so on and now.
Stories like there were -- -- seniors every night about unemployment so also doesn't have a -- also does goes up because it doesn't of the depression of unemployment those are hazardous comment in the eighties under under Reagan.
And now unemployment higher than it was during also was promoted to the Reagan administration has been tight chronically -- -- -- you know two years.
And the media just strange in a -- -- I think the American people have got a notice.
Because our other media outlets on their work in the eighties they view as you know for all this bill Paul -- members is Peter -- kind of discussions.
-- -- matters are situation out here is getting worse than the business insider which is arranged in publication online publication.
Had a had a a little -- just -- -- I think you're -- today.
RM ten indicators that the recession has worsened to realize and it's always scary scary statistics about new business confidence are plummeting and songs aren't coming home from Baghdad university that in your -- your -- -- -- CBS news.
But the -- are there are other sources -- There car and -- -- that sent that sold to let the good if people want to reach out and look for them.
-- I fix it.
The mainstream media's lack of attention on jobs jobs jobs is also by the player reflection.
Of until recently the White -- I mean could.
As the as the job loss -- -- camp to increasing even as mortgage.
Is kept being foreclosed upon you just didn't hear this at all last year we were busy the White House was busy focused on health care.
I'm not on jobs and not on growing the economy and manhunt on stopping the mortgage.
A crisis in America so it was what is that I.
I think in this instance -- And blaming the media what you should say -- what we could say yeah.
And they simply haven't ban on this crushing.
Unemployment rate which is changing the way so many Americans think about governments in themselves and the prospects of America.
So so you're saying members of the main -- meteor hurting the Obama administration.
I think I think they -- to a certain extent I -- if you covered the White House -- tends to cover what the White House thinks is important.
And it hasn't been until recently that we've heard jobs jobs jobs from the White House.
Although we'll get back in the eighties and MM in the in the nineties the issue is called the -- the homelessness and so the bush and Reagan administration -- wasn't.
Which are as part I was talking on unemployment are talking about growth and is as best they could and besides economy's turnaround was -- was.
And the Bush Administration was -- edit things but but it you know all you heard about the late eighties early -- was almost as others it in net and that era.
The mainstream media were perfectly capable of saying look we don't care what the White House says.
However when -- industries and -- and -- pursue them.
We're gonna cover other stories about unemployment aren't our -- -- homelessness in Washington DC so but now as as you suggest the -- and that measurement are much more happy.
Two take their room.
General direction orders from this White House got a -- OK plus.
-- -- did you Judy thank you -- a little.
We'll we'll see we'll see -- and talk photographing them in London and.