On the Monday, February 22, World News on ABC, host Diane Sawyer seemed to rejoice in the "bipartisanship" of newly elected Republican Senator Scott Brown's willingness to vote with Democrats on a "job creation bill," as she passed on the "fresh sign" of bipartisanship, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's expression of hope that it is the "beginning of a new day" in the Senate. After correspondent Jake Tapper concluded a report on the ongoing debate over health care reform by noting the unlikelihood that President Obama and Republicans will reach an agreement, Sawyer read a short item on Senator Brown. Sawyer:
And speaking of bipartisanship, one fresh sign of it tonight, newly elected Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown was among a handful of Republicans joining Democrats to clear the way for the passage of the President's $15 billion job creation bill. And Majority Leader Harry Reid praised Brown, saying, "I hope this is the beginning of a new day, at least in the U.S. Senate."
-Brad Wilmouth is a news analyst at the Media Research Center.