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Blame game: the right-wing media on the government shutdown

The right-wing media may be loving the government shutdown, but that doesn't mean they're willing to assign credit for it to Republicans. On the contrary, the overriding message to be taken from the right's coverage of the shutdown is that it's an awesome liberation from Big Government, a political win-win for Republicans, and totally, entirely, without question all President Obama's fault.

Ann Coulter, for example, appeared on Sean Hannity's Fox News show and criticized the president for what she claimed were politically motivated park closings. From the Daily Caller:

[T]hey are trying to shut down privately-run areas,” Coulter said. “All of these privately run park areas that have not only never been shut down before, but take no federal money — they pay money. They pay rent to the Treasury and they’re not losing money. They’re not furloughed government workers. We’re going to be paid. This is absolutely 100 percent political. It’s like when Obama said, no White House tours for the sequester and then instantly uses Air Force One to fly his dog up to Martha’s Vineyard. Normally I don’t comment on things like that. There is enough other things to complain about … he’s doing this to punish people so that he can blame Republicans when it’s 100 percent the Democrats.

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