Nets Swoon Over Dems ‘Unprecedented’ ‘Historic’ Anti-Gun Stunt

‘Make no mistake, this was dramatic, like nothing we’ve ever seen before’

Nets Swoon Over Dems ‘Unprecedented’ ‘Historic’ Anti-Gun Stunt (NewsBusters)

On Thursday, the network morning shows were beside themselves with enthusiasm over Democrats taking to the House floor to demand gun control with an all-night sit-in. On NBC’s Today, correspondent Peter Alexander was particularly swept up in the excitement and declared the partisan political stunt to be “Truly one of the most dramatic demonstrations on the House floor in modern American history.”

At the top of the NBC morning show, co-host Savannah Guthrie proclaimed: “Breaking overnight, unprecedented chaos on the Hill....An extraordinary sit-in on the House floor stretches into the early morning hours. Democrats, refusing to leave, demanding action on gun control.” Moments later, she observed: “This is a fight that appears to be far from over this morning.”  

Alexander followed: “...make no mistake, this was dramatic, like nothing we've ever seen before. Truly one of the most dramatic demonstrations on the House floor in modern American history.” He decried how House Speaker Paul Ryan “muscled through the rest of the week's business, then adjourned without any vote scheduled on guns.”

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