Now this was entertaining–
Today on FOX News anchor Bill Hemmer ripped liberal mouthpiece Rep. Chris Van Hollen on the Democrat’s plan,
“You know, I’ve heard the talking points many times… How do you know where you even stand if your colleagues in the senate haven’t shown their hand in 1,400 days?”
Via America’s Newsroom:
Mediaite reported on the exchange:
About midway through the conversation, Hemmer dismissed Van Hollen as having just repeated “talking points” on the Democratic Party’s desire for a “balanced approach” to fiscal reform — i.e., spending cuts and tax increases. The congressman did not take kindly to that characterization.
“Don’t belittle statements by calling them so-called talking points,” Van Hollen said. “This affects people’s lives. And the reality is if you take the budget the way the Republicans in the House are presenting it, it will have a drag on the economy right now.”
When Hemmer attempted to present the Republican side of the issue by reading from Paul Ryan’s recent WSJ editorial, the two began to repeatedly interrupt each other.
“You can tell me what he wrote, Bill, but I read his article,” the congressman shouted over Hemmer, who insisted, “This is important.”…
…As Hemmer wrapped up the conversation, the tension rose once more, with Van Hollen telling the host: “Reading a Wall Street Journal article by Paul Ryan on the air? I don’t see how that’s the fair and balanced approach.”
“We had you on to present the Democratic side, and we used the Wall Street Journal piece to present the Republican side,” Hemmer replied. “In my world, that is fair and balanced.”
“No, you’re using your comments to present the Republican side,” Van Hollen added just before the time ran out.