Credit where credit is due. Today on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Mark Halperin of Time Magazine not only refused to defend the Republican party's anti-finance reform talking points, he calls them out:
Via The Plum Line:
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Just this once, defend the Republican position.
MARK HALPERIN: I cannot defend what they’re doing.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Oh, please.
SCARBOROUGH: Look at you! Look at you!
HALPERIN: They are willfully misreading the bill or they are engaged in a cynical attempt to keep the president from achieving something.
Exactly right. As was pointed out later in the show by White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee:
Everybody knows a consultant just handed them that line and they’re just reading it. It doesn’t matter what’s in the bill. It could be a bill about breakfast cereal and they’re going to say this is a bailout bill.
Everybody does know it. It's just refreshing to see a journalist report it.