Politico Fusses Rittenhouse Verdict Pushed Democrat Spending Bill ‘Out of the Headlines’

Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty of all five charges on Friday. However, if you read the Saturday Politico Playbook, you might think there could have been a sixth charge against him namely for stealing the headlines away from the House passing the big 1.7 trillion dollar spending bill. As you can see, Zack Stanton was very upset by this.

For months, national media documented every move of the Build Back Better package — seemingly any utterance by Sens. JOE MANCHIN (D-W.Va.) and KYRSTEN SINEMA (D-Ariz.) was news; the standoff between House moderates and progressives laid bare the ideological schisms within the Democratic coalition; in the balance were not just BBB’s component provisions, but the entire Biden presidency.

Then it passed the House on Friday morning, and its time as the most important story in the country didn’t even last until the evening news.

Tragic! This means that the Massive Spending Bill did not MAKE the evening media. NBC and CBS filed their full reports around 10 minutes into the shows. ABC was patient for 12 minutes before blurring the report into details about President Barack Obama’s physical exam and colonoscopy. Politico continued: 

The “not guilty” verdict in the trial of KYLE RITTENHOUSE The nightly news broadcasts of ABC, NBC, and CBS featured three shootings in Kenosha (Wis.) that resulted in the deaths of two men. This story was featured on the NYT homepage as a full-width headline, ahead of any other BBB stories. Television news By the afternoon, it appeared “to be 100% Wisconsin verdict and 0% House Democrats passing a sweeping domestic policy bill that caps everyone’s co-pay for insulin at $35/mo, etc.,” tweeted LUPPE B. LUPEN A popular political and legal writer who is better known as @nycsouthpaw

Yes, that’s true. A co-payment for insulin comes in second place to a verdict of not guilty at trial for someone who so much media hyped for nearly a whole year. 

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