This week's Mainstream Media Scream features Daily Beast Editor Tina Brown using unusually foul language to described Republicans fighting Democrats over the budget and debt ceiling. The attack came during a video interview with Sen. John McCain during her website's “Hero Summit,” and it was played on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports.
Said Brown to McCain: “The story of this political crisis is really, you know, the culpability not just of the Republican crazies, but of the Republican non-crazies. I mean, how did we get to the point where Mitch McConnell is Rand Paul’s b---h? I hate to use that word, but I mean, it’s like where’s the heroism in your own party? I mean, why aren’t the moderate Republicans, you know, fighting back? We’re always saying why don’t, you know, the moderate Muslims fight jihad, but, you know, this is jihad.”
Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick: “Better question: How did we get to the point where Tina Brown is considered a journalist when she’s to Barack Obama and the radical left what she says Mitch McConnell is to Rand Paul?’
Rating: Four out of five screams.Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.