An Accurate Headline?

Wednesday's Example of Media Bias   —   Posted on February 16, 2011

“GOP Mocks Obama Budget,” declares an Associated Press headline. Here is a complete list of Republican comments from the dispatch:

“In our nation’s most pressing fiscal challenges, the president has abdicated his leadership role,” said House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis. “When his own commission put forward a set of fundamental entitlement and tax reforms . . . he ignored them.” . . .

“We have consistently said it’s not our intention to shut down this government,” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said Monday of one possibility should there be an impasse. “That’s political talk and we ought to get that off the table and we ought to go about the real business of trying to cut spending.” . . .

“The president punted on the budget, he punted on the deficit,” Ryan told reporters. “That’s not leadership, that’s an abdication of leadership.”

That’s it. It would be accurate to call this criticism, defensible to call it strong criticism and a stretch to call it harsh criticism. It certainly comes nowhere near being mockery.

Read the origianl post at (scroll almost halfway down to “Accountability Journalism”)