Thursday's HOT MIC

Thursday's HOT MIC

In a world with responsible media, yes.

We all (OK, most of us) know that we don't live in that world. Longtime political junkies know that any government shutdown will be made to seem the fault of the Republicans, no matter which party is in power at the time. Here's a tweet from NBC News this morning:

See how they did that? The way NBC has framed it, the key factors in the shutdown equation are President Trump and the GOP. The article the tweet links to does discuss the Democrats' pet DACA issue that's actually holding things up, but how many people who see this tweet are going to read that?

In case you missed, Rep. Martha McSally recently made it very clear who is at fault here, and why.