CNN Anchor Hits Tom Coburn for Wanting Offsetting Cuts to Emergency Aid

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) wants any federal disaster relief sent to his tornado-ravaged state to be offset by other spending cuts, but CNN's Carol Costello thinks his stand to be either "extreme" or very untimely.

"This is either extreme fiscal responsibility or a raging case of 'this is not the time,'" Costello mocked on Facebook and Twitter. The Senator is sticking to his fiscal principles, since he has in the past demanded the same be done with federal aid to other states, but the liberal CNN anchor decided to inject her own bias into the story.

Roll Call reported on Monday that Coburn "absolutely" wanted offsetting cuts and that such a demand is "a position he has taken repeatedly during his career when Congress debates emergency funding for disaster aid."

Yet Costello thinks that could be "extreme." MSNBC.com's "The Maddow Blog" agrees with that, calling Coburn's stand "controversial" and "far-right."

Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro was a News Analyst for the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division from 2010 through early 2014