December 2, 2010 - 12:01pm
Morning America's Claire Shipman on Thursday tried to disguise a
Democratic activist as just a jobless American who would be hurt by
Republican failure to extend unemployment benefits. Shipman
sympathetically recounted that Edrie Irvine, who she didn't explain
spoke at a Nancy Pelosi press conference on Wednesday, "never thought
her very livelihood would depend on a political debate in Congress."
A graphic reading "unemployed" appeared onscreen as Irvine complained,
"They are talking about tax cuts for the rich and are holding people
like me hostage." Who is Ms. Irvine? According to her bio on the
leftist Democracy For America
web page, she's a "tree-hugging, bleeding-heart, ACLU-card-carrying progressive liberal and damn proud of it!
On December 1, Irvine appeared with Nancy Pelosi at a press conference.
Pelosi enthused, "Thank you very much, Edrie, for your generosity of
spirit to share your personal story with us." On October 2, Irvine also
appeared at the liberal One Nation rally
and spoke. (One Nation was coordinated
by the AFL-CIO and the SEIU, among others.) Shouldn't Shipman have mentioned any of this?