Accuracy in Media

Tax reform legislation has been passed in both chambers of Congress, in part due to the vote Sen. Susan Collins (R.-Maine).

Collins, who was a media darling during the Obamacare “skinny repeal” vote in the summer, voted in favor of tax reform and tax cuts this week. She was heavily criticized by the media for her vote. Collins questioned whether the media criticism was sexist, especially when one reporter said that Collins did not cry when she met with a group of people who had health conditions. She did not name the reporter in her remarks.

She said, in response to the media criticism:

“I believe that the coverage has been unbelievably sexist, and I cannot believe that the press would have treated another senator with 20 years of experience as they have treated me…”

“They’ve ignored everything that I’ve gotten and written story after story about how I’m duped. How am I duped when all your amendments get accepted?”

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