NY Times distorts what Boehner did with the Cap & Trade bill

The New York Times has an amazingly biased analysis of Representative John Boehner's recent speech on the Carbon Cap legislation. Boehner gave an hour long talk, it was hardly a filibuster. But worse all Boehner did was read part of the bill just so some congressmen would know part of what was in the amendment that was only filed at 3 AM that same morning. The NY Times piece starts off this way:

Representative John A. Boehner came to Washington in 1991 as a rabble-rousing Republican willing to disrupt the House to score points against powerful Democrats. Now, as the House Republican leader in a town again dominated by Democrats, the Ohioan is back to his old tricks.

Trying to build opposition to a climate change measure being considered as the Fourth of July recess loomed, Mr. Boehner commandeered the floor for an hour to mount an unofficial filibuster and ridicule the legislation. He has sanctioned efforts by rank-and-file Republicans to tie up the House with dozens of procedural votes. During the debate on the economic stimulus, he threw the huge bill to the floor with a theatrical thump.

“There are times when the majority just does such outrageous things that you have to find a way to make your point to the American people,” said Mr. Boehner, who began his House career as one of the so-called Gang of Seven, a group of Republican upstarts that confronted Democrats over the House banking scandal and other institutional abuses. . . . .

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Blogger jr said...

One hour is not very long...especially since filibusters (which aren't allowed in the House) can last hours and hours.

Have people forgotten all the crap about letting people have time to read legislation and comment on it?

7/05/2009 2:04 AM  
Blogger GunRights4US said...

What do you expect? Honest reporting? From the NYT? The major news services are little better than mouthpieces for the democrats these days.

7/06/2009 5:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally I cannot stand the NYT because they believe in socialism more than the Soviet Pravda. Now if you think this is ugly media bias, check below an AP story (7/4/09, "Mountain of Debt: Rising debt may be next crisis") on the national out-of-control debt. It starts by putting the blame on the founding fathers! The article goes on to warn that things will get worse if the feds cannot nationalize health care to make it "more efficient"--imagine that, the federal government will make something efficient! No wonder more and more people access alternative media.

"WASHINGTON (AP) - The Founding Fathers left one legacy not celebrated on Independence Day but which affects us all. It's the national debt.
The country first got into debt to help pay for the Revolutionary War. Growing ever since, the debt stands today at a staggering $11.4 trillion - equivalent to about $37,000 for each and every American. And it's expanding by over $1 trillion a year.
The mountain of debt easily could become the next full-fledged economic crisis without firm action from Washington, economists of all stripes warn.[...]"

7/06/2009 9:38 AM  

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