The mainstream media infamously failed to vet Barack Obama or hold him to account for any of the radical things that he or his many associates have said and done.
But a reporter tried to use House Speaker John Boehner’s press conference today to hold him to account for things that may or may not have been said by some incoming House members.
The unidentified reporter sets Boehner up as follows:
“Mr. Speaker, you have a new crop of conservatives coming into the House that have suggested among other things that women need to submit to the authority of their husbands, that Hillary Clinton is the anti-Christ and that the families of Sandy Hook victims should get over it….How do deal with them differently than in the last election?”
She growled the “get over it” part. She couldn’t even ask a biased, loaded question in a straightforward way.
To his credit, Boeher rejected the premise. He could also have pointed out that reporters routinely ignore the edgier things that many Democrats say, all the time.
When Boehner rejected her question, she made this face at him.
Watch video of the exchange.
Aside from the obvious bias in the question, the reporter’s reaction gives another part of the game away. She was setting Boehner up to react strongly, like Obama did to Major Garrett yesterday. Boehner didn’t bite, but if he had, you can bet that a clip of him overreacting to a woman’s question would have been all over the leftwing blogs.