To no surprise, absolutely no surprise, the difference between MSNBC and Fox News in coverage of tonight’s healthcare vote is stark: The operative word for the former seems to be “historic,” on that latter it is “disgusted.” (The Fox banner at one point: “Democratic doom?”)
Some other notes from the day:
Among the Hollywood figures pushing for passage of the bill are Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, who’ve taken to Twitter all weekend to mobilize their followers to call lawmakers. Kutcher: “Calling all
americans that want to take part in the democratic process. the future
is in your hands.”
Michael Moore is streaming the vote on his Website.
Jon Voight defends the Tea Party crowds.
David Frum, the Bush administration speechwriter, thinks tonight’s vote marks a “Republican Waterloo,” an example of how the party has been taken over by “the conservative entertainment industry.”
He writes, “So today’s defeat for free-market economics and Republican values is a
huge win for the conservative entertainment industry. Their listeners
and viewers will now be even more enraged, even more frustrated, even
more disappointed in everybody except the responsibility-free talkers on
television and radio. For them, it’s mission accomplished. For the
cause they purport to represent, it’s Waterloo all right: ours.”