THIS should come as no surprise:
House conservatives conjured a familiar bogeyman Wednesday to explain their imminent surrender in the government shutdown fight: the liberal media.
Their tactics weren’t to blame. Division with the House GOP conference doesn’t account for it. They didn’t overreach in aiming to dismantle Obamacare. Rather, it was the press that failed to communicate their message to the American people — or blatantly misled them.
At a Wednesday briefing, a collection of House conservatives effectively called the attending reporters liars.
“You guys in the media continued reporting that what the conservatives were asking for was the...