Wednesday, May 03, 2006

A constitutional crisis? Who cares!

Media Matters is reporting that major media outlets are largely ignoring reports that President Bush is trashing the Constitution by refusing to enforce 750 laws.
Summary: Major media outlets have largely ignored reports by The Boston Globe's Charles Savage documenting President Bush's apparent willingness to disregard congressional authority through the use of "signing statements" asserting "that he has the power to set aside any statute passed by Congress when it conflicts with his interpretation of the Constitution." The media have also ignored the response by Democrats to Savage's reports.
The Media Matters report is a day old, but a quick search of Google News shows that nothing has changed.

Searching for “signing statements,” yields only 56 articles, including Media Matters own reports. Most of those articles are commentary by bloggers and progressive media. Searching for “Boston Globe” and "750 laws" together, brings up 39 articles, the majority of which are blog entries.

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