Will Media Notice Pelosi's Hypocrisy Concerning Angry Rhetoric?
On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal) expressed concern about today's caustic political tone telling reporters, "I think we all have to take responsibility for our actions and our words."
Yet, when George W. Bush was in the White House, Pelosi was one of his most outspoken critics actually calling him a "total failure."
Pelosi also was a staunch supporter of protesters and "disruptors" before Barack Obama was elected.
Will media notice the obvious hypocrisy?
Here's what the second-most powerful person in the nation said on Thursday (video embedded below the fold with partial transcript):
I think we all have to take responsibility for our actions and our words. We are a free country, and this balance between freedom and safety is one that we carefully balance. I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because I saw -- I saw this myself in the late `70s in San Francisco. This kind of rhetoric was very frightening, and it gave -- it created a climate in which we -- violence took place. And so I -- I wish that we would all, again, curb our enthusiasm in some of the statements that are made, understanding that some of the people -- the ears that it is falling on are not as balanced as the person making the statement might assume. But again, our country is great because people can say what they think and they believe. But I also think that they have to take responsibility for any incitement that they may cause.
Yet, this is what Pelosi had to say about President Bush a little over a year ago:
And, Pelosi didn't seem at all concerned with the anti-government views being expressed by some people back in 2006:
Will media notice this radical shift by Pelosi, or predictably give her a pass?