President Obama on Tuesday signed into law the largest spending bill in U.S. history, a package he pledges will save millions of jobs and bring the country back from the brink of economic catastrophe...
He said the federal government will send unprecedented levels of support into infrastructure, education, research, energy, health care and state government. He pledged to enact the bill with an "unprecedented level of transparency and accountability."
Fast forward to this week's tragic Amtrak accident. Cue legacy media jumping to the "You low-life taxpayers aren't spending enough money on infrastructure!" argument.
At least six people died and many more were injured in a terrible Amtrak accident on the night of May 12, and before the cause had been discovered, multiple cable news networks used the tragedy to make a political point.
Programming on CNN, CNBC and MSNBC all used the accident to claim the government needed to spend more on infrastructure all before National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators made an assessment to determine the cause of the crash.
Say, Dems: what the hell happened to that $787 billion anyhow?
Oh, and cue the real cause of the accident (hint: what happens when you crank a passenger train up to 106 MPH and hit a curve?):
NTSB board member Robert Sumwalt, stressing he was working with preliminary information, said the train was traveling at 106 mph as it entered a sharp curve where the speed limit was 50 mph. The engineer he said, launched a "full emergency brake application" a few seconds before the train derailed 11 minutes after leaving the Philadelphia station, crumpling cars and throwing around many of the 243 aboard.
Which leads me to the most astute response to liberal media's insane conclusion-jumping:
Last night's media hot take: Infrastructure cuts! Today: Engineer traveling at 100 mph. Media tomorrow: Local accident story.— Popehat (@Popehat) May 13, 2015
Hat tip: BadBlue News.