Bozell, Hannity Tackle Media Misrepresentation of Tax Debate on December 9 'Media Mash' Segment
"This is journalistic insanity," NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell protested after watching a montage of liberal journalists misrepresenting the tax policy debate before Congress.
"There is no tax cut going on here at all.... What we're talking about is preventing a tax increase, a tax increase which, by the way, economists are saying, is going to throw this country into a double-dip recession," the Media Research Center (MRC) founder reminded viewers of the "Media Mash" segment on the December 9 "Hannity."
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What's more, Bozell noted, since the mainstream media are worried over the size of the federal deficit, reporters should keep in mind that "tax cuts don't cause deficits, spending does."
Fox News host Sean Hannity then turned to the topic of how the media were highlighting liberal angst over Obama cutting a deal with congressional Republicans.
Bozell reminded the "Hannity" audience that Republicans have constantly been hammered by the media for not compromising and working with President Obama, yet when they do work out a tax compromise, the media highlight the complaints of the Left against Obama for seeking a bipartisan solution to the pending tax hike.
Hannity and Bozell also discussed a recent Barbara Walters's interview with Sarah Palin.
For the full segment, click on the embedded video above.