In a recent interview on MSNBC with Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wisc), NBC News reporter Andrea Mitchell made a startling statement.
When directly asked by Duffy why members of the mainstream media won’t challenge top Democrats for insisting that Washington’s political class be exempt from the ObamaCare law they passed for the rest of us, look carefully how Mitchell responded to the question:
[Video of the exchange at this link.]
REP. DUFFY: Andrea, that’s ridiculous. I think he said you’ve been through 18 shutdowns. I don’t know if you’ve seen a President that has come and said I’m not going to negotiate. This is historic, a President says I’m not going to sit at the table. As a guy that’s the 10th of 11 kids, families work through problems by talking and communicating, so does the government. You’re aware all we’ve asked for is the President and administration join us in Obamacare, American people in Congress and that individuals and families be treated just like big business. That’s what they are holding out for.
How illuminating. Mitchell’s take on this is that if Democrats in Washington had ‘got what we wanted’, which was a ‘single payer plan’, ‘this wouldn’t be a problem.’
What wouldn’t be a problem? Evidently, Democrats ‘having’ to exempt themselves from ObamaCare and the mainstream media refusing to ask them about it or make an issue of it.
Who kept Democrats in Washington from getting the single payer plan they wanted? Republicans did. Which means you end up concluding Democrats being ‘forced’ to exempt the political class in D.C. from the law they passed is the Republican’s fault.
Mitchell is claiming the media’s bias in not pressing Democrats on this incredibly hypocritical ObamaCare exemption for themselves is *justified* because Republicans kept Democrats from having the wonderful single payer plan they originally had their hearts set upon. So instead we ended up with an incredibly bad law that they exempted themselves from when they figured they could do it with the help of a compliant media.
It is hard to see how we could get a more blatant admission from a supposedly ‘neutral’ and ‘objective’ news reporter that many in the mainstream media are biased mouthpieces for the DNC.