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    14 Dec 2014

    These Two Contrasting Headlines Tell You All You Need To Know About Media Bias

    The difference in the way the media treats Ted Cruz and Elizabeth Warren tells you all you need to know about bias in the media.
    Compare these two headlines regarding Warren’s attempt to convince Democrats in the House to oppose the CRomnibus versus Ted Cruz’s similar effort in the Senate.
    First Elizabeth Warren makes “her mark” and thereby raising her presidential prospects:
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    Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s crusade against the $1.1 trillion spending bill backed by the White House firmly establishes the Massachusetts populist as a powerful player in Washington.
    The freshman Democrat took on President Obama and her party’s leadership, and appeared to inspire an uprising in the House. [...]
    Peter Ubertaccio, a political science professor at Stonehill College in Massachusetts, who follows Warren’s career, said that this week, Warren demonstrated a better feel for the sentiments of her party than her leadership.

    “If she’s able to succeed in the Senate at the expense of her own leadership team — the team that she’s on — it will have the practical impact of moving the center of power away from folks like Schumer and toward her,” he said. “That’s pretty significant for a freshman senator that’s been brought into the leadership.
    It could also reverberate in the 2016 presidential race, which liberal Democrats are dying for Warren to enter as a rival to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
    Now compare and contrast that with how Ted Cruz was treated by the same author who wrote the above mentioned postabout Elizabeth Warren:
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    Sen. Ted Cruz, the firebrand conservative freshman from Texas, has blown up the Senate leadership’s plans to have a peaceful weekend by forcing round-the-clock votes on President Obama’s nominees and the $1.1 trillion omnibus.
    Cruz took to the floor late Friday to castigate congressional leaders for trying to pass the 1,600-page spending bill after only a few hours of debate and questioned the resolve of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to fight Obama’s executive order protecting five million illegal immigrants from deportation.

    “Even though millions of voters rose up just one month ago to protest how President Obama and the Senate Democrats were running Washington, business as usual is continuing inside the marble halls of the United State Congress,” Cruz said in a fiery floor speech.
    Because of objections from Cruz and his ally Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), the Senate will begin slogging through procedural votes on nominees starting at noon Saturday and vote to end a filibuster of the omnibus spending package at 1 a.m. Sunday morning.
    These two contrasting headlines regarding the same event, the passage of the CRomnibus, tell you all you need to know about media bias. Elizabeth Warren “makes her mark” while Ted Cruz is the “center of the Senate meltdown.”

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