Williams Claims Filibuster to Block Judges “Used by Both Sides”

Wednesday's Example of Media Bias   —   Posted on May 25, 2005

Directions

-Read the excerpt below from May 20 "CyberAlert", found at MediaResearchCenter.org.
-Read "Types of Media Bias" in the right column. Then answer the questions.

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams on Wednesday evening falsely asserted that the “nuclear” option in the Senate would end “the use of the filibuster to block votes on judges used by both sides for years.” In fact, Democratic use of the filibuster on multiple judicial nominees is unprecedented and Republicans have never employed it in a partisan effort to block a nominee who had majority support. The last time Republicans were in the same alignment as Democrats are now (minority in Senate with President in opposition party), in 1993 and 1994, they did not filibuster Clinton’s nominees.

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