Thursday, May 12, 2005

CBS, AP & Ken Starr - MSM/DNC lie # 27.

I will shortly add lie # 27 to the list of MSM/DNC lies of 2005. CBS, AP and others have falsely represented that Ken Starr opposes any attempt to stop the filibuster. In fact, Ken Starr opposes the Democrats' practice of fighting judicial nominees on the basis of the nominees' philosophical beliefs. Ken Starr also "made clear that the 'filibuster' represents an entirely new use (and misuse) of a venerable tradition. . . ."

From these snippets, CBS somehow concluded that Ken Starr opposes any rule change that would allow an up or down vote. CBS reported that Ken Starr believes such a rule change would be a "radical, radical departure from our history and our traditions, and it amounts to an assault on the judicial branch of government." H/T The Corner.

I had not taken a position on the filibuster rule until now. The fact that MSM/DNC would go so far as to lie about Ken Starr's opinion - and that MSM/DNC would even invoke his opinion in the first place - indicates to me that MSM/DNC is desparate to prevent the rule change. When MSM/DNC is this desparate about any issue, the stakes are high and we must take the opposite view.
H/T also to Michelle Malkin.

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