It's déjà vu all over again with the media's coverage of a looming federal government shutdown.
NewsBusters publisher and Media Research Center president Brent Bozell noted on the April 8 "Fox & Friends" how the media are deploying similar talking points to lay blame on congressional Republicans should the government shut down.
What's more, noted Bozell:
No one's asking the question, to the Democrats, is withholding food for the families of men serving overseas worth it to keep Planned Parenthood open to you? Is it so important for you to keep funding an entity like PBS, that's completely irrelevant, that you would see all the museums in the United States closed down? No one's asking that question.
Another point overlooked by the media is that we wouldn't be in this position if President Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress last year had done their job and passed a budget for 2011, funding the government through September of this year:
If Barack Obama, mister adult here, if he had instead of castigating everybody for the last six months, if he had done his job when he and the Democrats controlled everything in October... had they done their job, this wouldn't be happening. All this is happening because Republicans are picking up the pieces of the mess left behind by the Democrats. And so now the Democrats are doing nothing but blaming the Republicans.