P.S.: John Rosenberg notes that Feinstein went on to say that:
I remember when there was a fairness doctrine, and I think there was much more serious correct reporting to people.
"Correct reporting." Do not forget this highly mockable phrase! Does she mean "correct reporting" like Tim Russert's? ...
**--Freeload Disclosure: I attended the opening night dinner of the recent Annnenberg "Cease Fire-Bridging the Partisan Divide" conference. I had a great time. But the self-congratulatory BS level was off the charts. You can judge for yourself. ... 12:31 P.M.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
does not support the current immigration bill before Congress, saying there were too many problems. But he said he would support tougher border security and a guest worker program.
Noam Askew wonders whether this means Brownback will vote "no" in the crucial cloture votes. But if he merely misses the vote, as he did the last one, that would have the same effect as a "no" vote. The proponents need 60. ... If Brownback just happens to be busy campaigning for President during those votes, the Krikorian Magic Number is down to 7. ... 11:33 P.M. link
Every Man a Shrum: Here's what seems like a good, and maybe semi-revolutionary, idea from reader J.R.:
One thing that strikes me (and you've alluded to) is that some of the provisions are so outrageously pro-illegal-alien that the negative ads will write themselves. Examples include giving gangbangers and repeat drunk drivers amnesty eligibility.
So why not drive the point home to some of these congresscritters by going ahead and mashing up some sample negative ads along the lines of "Senator So-and-so voted to give illegal alien gangbangers and drunk-drivers amnesty" and make sure the congresscritter staffs get a copy, or at least Youtubing them? [E.A.]
Might work! I don't have the skills to throw together a 30-second negative campaign ad, but I know there are people out there who do. If they can pull together a trailer for bloggingheads, they can do an ad pointing out that Senator Lautenberg, say, voted for a legalization bill that didn't even require illegals to pay back taxes. For other wording clues, check Questions 59-63 in the recent Carville-Greenberg poll. ...