February 23, 2010 - 9:54pm
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.