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Time of the -- biased fast just didn't duck on the senior Washington correspondent -- told radio news service joining us frazzled always from DC.
Good to see it just didn't and I I guess -- -- -- the question of the day today I'm Tim's advice -- is how the media is dealing.
-- this ongoing government shut down possible shut down wanna -- wanna call it.
Yeah I know it's very interesting and one of the major highlights of this.
Is how they have responded to Harry Reid's.
Comments yesterday regarding cancer research for young children.
-- you know I don't have to tell you Jonathan that the media is absolutely obsessed with gaffes they can ruin careers in the case of Trent Lott or Todd Aiken.
And yesterday they sort of gave him a slide.
He of course suggested.
Why -- asking.
You know why he would want to fund cancer research.
That was something that was taken a little bit out of context but we do know that the media is awfully fond of doing that for Republicans.
And had -- been someone like speaker Boehner or Ted -- or whatnot I can guarantee that that would have dominated the entire news cycle for today.
I really did you think it was that much of an omission on the -- all of many in the media.
I do I -- this is a grotesquely.
-- statement to make this was something that was you know very inappropriate I'm sure he regretted saying it almost immediately.
And you know we've -- the media try to bend over backwards to try do.
Focus on gaffes when it.
Is somebody who is more controversial as somebody who is typically more conservative you know we saw the binders full of women remarks and I used countless times to paint Romney as sexist.
And I think that this could very easily been used to -- read as someone who is heartless is the media had.
It out for read like they certainly have had about -- a lot of conservatives.
And although -- the have been sort of broad a question Justin ever -- had the media is looking.
The shot down is there a sense in which they have -- -- -- To followed the public lead in the public lead appears to be according to.
All the polls right now that they blame Republicans so if there appears to be more blame.
On the editorial pages.
For Republicans the Democrats is that a fair reflection of the way the country's thinking.
It is a fair reflection and in many senses it is a accurate assessment of the situation and how it's moving forward whether or not it's because the media essentially started.
Out by casting Republicans as the bad guys in this.
That's an argument that a lot of conservatives have been making it looks like you know there's never really in the effort to try to paint this.
As you know taking two to tango and two sides.
Sort of messing up and leading to a -- shut down.
But at the end of the day it doesn't look like the media is very clearly trying to.
Cast this as the GOP's -- has allowed Democrats have been trying to pounce on.
There's just -- -- this is somebody who observes these things off on a daily basis in the way these things work.
What do you make all of that White House meeting last night where we had Pelosi Reid McConnell and -- All at the white -- with the president apparently they went into the -- on their own no stops involved.
And it appeared to be and it could all -- virtually pointless meeting at what was your take on it.
I mean it's optics right now nobody really looks good in this fight.
Democrats I know we're poised to tried to be they heroes in this situation but it's not going as well as they would -- You know there were plenty of things that good enough -- C such is the World War II veterans movement that we're now -- that is really making them look sort of like the bad guys in quite a few people's eyes so I think this is an attempt to -- -- I don't think there is really ever believe that they were gonna sit down and haven't combed by moment.
But at the end of the day this is DC and.
-- -- -- Never troll woods spoke at Justin dot com senior Washington correspondent with told radio news service going to told -- -- always Justin thank you very much you Jonathan.
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