Politico Playbook was the subject of intense mockery Thursday after apparently trying to distract from ‘police funding’ lawyer Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., Hiring personal private security to focus rather on Republicans “salivating” about the story.
âRepublicans salivate over a new interview in which [Bush] defended paying for private security for herself as a congressman – while also saying Democrats should fund the police, âthe tweet read.
CORI BUSH DEFENDS A CALL TO FUND THE POLICE WHILE HAVING PRIVATE SECURITY: “YOU Rather DIE?”
Far-left Bush defended himself Thursday after being criticized for telling CBS News that police “needed” reimbursement even though they had spent thousands of dollars on a personal security detail.
“Would they rather I die?” Bush said when asked to respond to criticism. “Would you rather I die?” Is that what you wanna see? Do you want to see me die? You know because that could be the alternative.
Critics scoffed at Politico’s language used to target Republicans in the tweet, with some referring to the use of the word “salivate” as a new “leap.” The media are frequently criticized for presenting negative stories for Democrats through the prism of Republicans taking political advantage of the situation.
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Others lambasted Politico’s emphasis on Republicans’ reaction to Bush’s story rather than the story of his hiring private security while calling for police funding at the same time.
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Another reviewer suggested an idea for a new podcast, echoing Politico’s word choice: “Pounce, Seize or Salivate.”
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Politico was not the only outlet to examine history through a Republican reaction frame. CNN’s Chris Cillizza expressed concern that Bush’s remarks had given Republicans a 2022 âgiftâ.