Harry Reid to Media: 'You Guys Have An Obligation' to Report Republicans Won't Do People's Will

Liz Harrington of CNSNews.com reported that on Thursday, a reporter asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid if he could understand how the American people are frustrated with all the finger-pointing while “nobody is talking” before the sequester hits.

Reid replied that the press has an “obligation to report” that the Republicans are “unwilling to do what the American people want done.” The press is supposed to report the Democrat spin line as the gospel truth:

Reid said: “You know I read an editorial today, and I don’t know whether it was the Times or the Post, where the op-ed writer said, ‘You know, let’s call it the way it is. The Republicans aren’t willing to deal with the Democrats. So all this stuff--Democrats aren’t doing anything, Republicans aren’t doing anything--I believe that you guys have an obligation to report it the way it is,” he said.

“This isn’t something that happened yesterday, we’ve been fighting this for a couple years,” Reid added. “They’re unwilling to do what the American people want done. And it’s as simple as that.”

See the video at our sister site CNSNews.com.

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis