Wednesday, January 16, 2013

More On Wisconsin Congressional Voting Hypocrisy

Thank you, writer Bill Kaplan, for this history lesson:

Back in the late 1990s Petri and Sensenbrenner voted against disaster relief for flood victims in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Shortly afterward, torrential rainfall and flooding ravaged southeastern Wisconsin. Petri and Sensenbrenner clamored for flood relief. And, in 2005 Sensenbrenner even voted against Hurricane Katrina aid, saying the bill lacked "accountability."
Later in 2007 Petri, Ryan and Sensenbrenner called for "full public assistance to help Wisconsin communities devastated by severe rebuild public infrastructure such as dams, roads and bridges ..." So it goes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The hypocrisy is one thing -- and it is bad -- but the bigger problem is a media oligopoly that feels entitled to the public's business and support of advertisers yet delivers no real news.

Sure, hypocrites are responsible for their behavior, but propaganda enables it to go one and on and on and on.

And it all happens under the lie that we were all taught in school; that journalism is "objective" and "balanced".