MCCASKILL: I’m not for extending unemployment benefits any further. The payroll tax cut, I’m always for tax cuts for working folks, because I think that helps our consuming economy.But, the Huffington Post's Arthur Delany, who unlike KMOV apparently knows enough about the issue to ask follow-up questions, found out that McCaskill actually agrees with the President's position:
Claire McCaskill actually DOES support keeping extended benefits, like Obama wants, her office says. She's against MORE weeksNow I suppose it'd be easy to just claim that KMOV, being a TV news organization, is just too darn busy to understand the issues enough to accurately describe McCaskill's position, but on the other hand they have a long history of grinding an ideological axe, including:
So I hope you'll forgive me for thinking that KMOV is now far beyond the point of deserving the benefit of the doubt.
Update: I called it correctly. KMOV got the story wrong:
McCaskill's office says additional context omitted from KMOV's report would show that she was responding to a question about giving the unemployed extra weeks of benefits. Her office said she supports preserving the existing extended benefits.
Also, they haven't issued a correction. Lame.