An exchange from Howard Kurtz’s Normally-Monday-But-This- Week-On-A-Tuesday chat:
Question: Have you been following the discussion at Talking Points Memo about the evolution of media coverage of the term “nuclear option”? Apparently it was coined by Trent Lott, but now the GOP is pressuring the media (ever scared of being accused of liberal bias) into reporting that “nuclear option” is Democratic spin and the GOP’s preferred term “constitutional option” should be used in the interests of fair and balanced reporting.
Howard Kurtz: Odds that journalists will start using “constitutional option” instead of “nuclear option”: Zero. That’s one prediction that won’t blow up.
Also on tap today in the chatroom? Fox News, Bill Moyers, Tom Delay, and polls.