NBC: 'Obama Scores a Win for Some 160 Million Workers'
As NBC co-anchor Amy Robach teased Saturday's Today show, she described the Republican House's passage of the Senate version of a temporary payroll tax cut extension as President Obama scoring "a win for some 160 million workers." (Video below)
But, after that initial suggestion than an Obama victory was synonymous with a victory for American workers, rather than the triumph of one option over another, the language in subsequent reports on the subject more reasonably referred to the development as a "political win for the President."
During the opening teaser, Robach declared:
Presidential push: President Obama scores a win for some 160 million workers as Congress passes a measure to extend the payroll tax cut through February, ending the year on a high note, as the Commander-in-Chief looks ahead at his reelection campaign.
After two reports on the subject ran - the first by Kelly O'Donnell and the second by Kristen Welker - Welker notably concluded by pronouncing that the President still be doing work even while on vacation:
Now, White House officials always make the case that the office of the presidency travels with Mr. Obama wherever he goes, so it will be a Christmas break, but we're sure there will be some work mixed in, Amy.
Below is complete video of NBC coverage of the tax cut extension from the Saturday, December 24, Today show: