From the Congressional Record, House of Representatives – June 02, 2009
(Mr. SMITH of Texas asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
“Mr. Speaker, at the recent White House Correspondents’ Dinner, President Obama joked to the reporters in attendance: “Most of you covered me. All of you voted for me.”
“Some jokes are true; and, unfortunately, this joke is on the American people.
“According to Investor’s Business Daily, journalists who gave campaign money to then-Senator Obama outnumbered those who contributed to Senator McCain by a 20-1 margin. The media gave money to him. They voted for him. Now they’re giving him a free pass.
“According to one analysis, network newscasts have portrayed the President as a deficit fighter five times more often than they have portrayed him as a big spender even though his budget will double the national debt in 5 years and will triple it in 10.
“Yes, the media voted for President Obama, but they should not allow their voting to influence their reporting.”