Depends on What the Meaning of the Word “Journalist” is.

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by shep

The partisan use of the word “bi-partisan” never ends:

“A Senate version of the bill, negotiated with the White House, includes retroactive immunity for telecoms. It passed by a bipartisan vote of 68 to 29 on Feb. 12.”
“The House bill proposes an alternative fix for telecom companies facing big lawsuits: to allow a judge to determine whether the executive branch's claim of the state secrets privilege is legitimate. It passed by a partisan vote of 213 to 197, with all Republicans and 12 Democrats voting in opposition.”

So when all Republicans and some Democrats vote for FISA with all of the president’s fondest wishes, it is “bi-partisan.” But when all Republicans and some Democrats vote against FISA without everything the president wants, it is “partisan.” Got it.

What, oh what, would our ever-serious and professional watchdog journalists do without the White House press release?

[Cross-posted at Dispassionate Liberal]

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