Enraging Media Bias: L.A. Times Blames GOP for Layoffs That the GOP Is Trying to End, But Can’t Because of Harry Reid and Barack Obama
Today’s example of blatant media bias comes to us courtesy of (naturally) the Los Angeles Times, in a story titled Government shutdown puts squeeze on Republican moderates:
NEW HANOVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Kenn Challender, a Republican, is not thrilled with Obamacare.
But this week, he’s a lot more worried about how he’s going to pay the mortgage and feed his three children. The government shutdown has temporarily cost him his job as a civilian aircraft mechanic at a nearby military base.
“I talked to the bank, and they said the best they could do would be to waive the late fee,” said Challender, 33, standing underneath the American flag on his front step. “There’s nothing I can do about it now.”
This pocket of small-town New Jersey, mostly Republican and deeply dependent on nearby Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, is filled with military retirees and now, with the shutdown, thousands of angry, idled workers like Challender.
Why, those damned Republicans! Why won’t they vote to pay civilian mechanics who are working for the military?
Except, Republicans are the only ones who are working to do just that. And the L.A. Times refuses to tell you.
H.R. 3241 is the Pay our Guardsmen and Civilian Defense Personnel Act. Its purpose:
To amend the Pay Our Military Act to provide for continuing appropriations for defense civilian personnel (including military technicians (dual status)) and members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces performing inactive-duty training.
The people behind the bill are Republicans like Austin Scott, the bill’s sponsor.
The bill is in committee, but if it gets passed by the House (which I think likely, and which I encourage the House to do), it would be killed by Harry Reid and Barack Obama.
You’d think that fact could merit a mention in this blamestory.
You’d think that — until you realize that the story appears in the Los Angeles Times, where fairness is only an occasional accident.