The media will always be a shill for leftists, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't give credit where credit's due when they do their actual job every now and then.
In an interview on NBC Today with co-hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie, White House Chief-of-Staff Dennis McDonough actually got grilled by Guthrie over Obama's hypocrisy for hitting Republicans on backing a SCOTUS nominee when he did the exact same thing to Justice Samuel Alito in 2006. Transcript below:
GUTHRIE: When it comes to these judicial nominations, perhaps neither side has clean hands entirely. Back when Senator Obama was in office he voted against Justice Robert's nomination and Justice Alito’s nomination. So is this a case of what’s good for the goose is what’s good for the gander? How does he explain that now?
MCDONOUGH: Well, what’s interesting, Savannah, is in both of those cases not only did senators meet with and give a hearing to those candidates, but in fact, they voted on them. And that’s exactly the process that we’re asking for here.
GUTHRIE: But, Denis, President Obama voted to filibuster Justice Alito, which is another way of saying not bring him to the Senate floor for a full vote.
MCDONOUGH: Well, in fact, what they did have is a series of hearings and then they had a vote out of committee, then they had a debate on the Senate floor. That filibuster was stopped and he was voted on to the court. That's exactly the way –
GUTHRIE: So he doesn’t regret being part of that?
MCDONOUGH: That’s exactly the way the process should work, Savannah. That’s exactly what we hope will happen in this case. That’s exactly what the President called for yesterday. And we have a candidate here who has – is uniformly recognized, again, in the papers this morning and all day yesterday, somebody with unquestionable excellence and terrific experience.
Need to applaud the media when you can, even if it's a slow clap.