Fox News is Not Happy With Scott Brown
Scott Brown, the newly-elected, Tea Party-supported Republican senator from Massachusetts voted with the Democrats today in support of President Obama’s “jobs bill.” Fox “News,” Brown’s biggest campaign donor (in terms of in-kind donations, i.e. airtime), is not happy:
And here’s the text of Fox’s whine:
The election of Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) energized Republicans as it ensured that he would give them a critical 41st vote to help them block Democrats and filibuster key legislation.
So in the second vote of his Senate career, Brown promptly voted to help Democrats cut off a Republican filibuster of a $15 billion jobs bill engineered by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).
“It’s not a perfect bill,” Brown said shortly after voting. “I was comfortable with that vote.”
Brown defended his vote, saying he was concerned about putting people back to work.
“Anytime you can make a small step, it’s still a step,” said Brown.
Brown joined Sens. Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Susan Collins (R-ME), George Voinovich (R-OH) and Kit Bond (R-Mo.) in voting with Democrats to quash the GOP filibuster.
Sixty votes is the magic number to have operational control of the Senate. Brown’s epic upset win gave Republicans 41 seats and the chance to block Democrats on controversial bills.
Interesting headline. Fox targets Brown but obscures the fact that four other Republicans voted for the bill as well. If you read only the headline, you’d think Brown was the only one who did.
Fox is pissed — undoubtedly hoping to reign Brown in before he ah, goes rogue. And, the unspoken thing here? All Foxers should email Brown and give him hell for straying from the reservation. That’ll teach him!
Oh, and a snarky P.S.: This is at the end of Fox’s article: “Fox News’ John Brandt and Carl Cameron contributed to this report.” It takes at least two guys to write what amounts to a seven sentence article?