There’s spin, and then there’s SPIN.
Check out Entertainment Weekly’s take on Rosie O’Donnell attempting to bribe GOP senators to vote no on tax reform:
Rosie O'Donnell faces conservative backlash after offering to pay GOP senators https://t.co/e6pqX5RZOi
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) December 20, 2017
Rosie O’Donnell is facing a backlash after offering, via Twitter, to pay U.S. senators Susan Collins and Jeff Flake $2 million each in exchange for their “no” vote on the Republican tax bill which appears headed toward passage in Congress.
O’Donnell, who currently stars in the Showtime series SMILF, faced a backlash from conservatives on social media, some of whom even suggested she was in violation of the law for seemingly attempting to bribe an elected official. “Rosie actually broke the law with the tweet itself,” conservative writer Ben Shapiro argued, setting off a firestorm. “Attorney General Sessions, get cracking!”
Backlash! A firestorm!
“Conservative backlash”? https://t.co/NVlhjc5Azg
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) December 20, 2017
They really nailed it.
Was there pouncing and seizing involved? I love pouncing.
— JWF (@JammieWF) December 20, 2017
— Kristi (@Kristi0729) December 20, 2017
— Add your name (@corrcomm) December 20, 2017
So that’s what they’re calling it.
Yes the backlash is the issue ???
— Rob Solo (@robsolo) December 20, 2017
That’s not the story.
— Emphatic Nebulae (@emphaticnebulae) December 20, 2017
OMG Conservatives stop being angry about the attempted bribery felony.
— Mr. Bureaucrat (@MrBureaucrat) December 20, 2017
Ah, the time-honored "Republican POUNCE" canard.
Get some new material.
— Chuck Vipperman (@ChuckVipperman) December 20, 2017
Ah yes, the "Conservatives Pounce" angle. Because that's the real story here.
Also, I've never seen "bribe" spelled p-a-y.
— American Hero (@trueholygoat) December 20, 2017
*bribe NOT pay
— baxter (@baxter_edwards) December 20, 2017
You misspelled "bribe".
— Travis Johnson (@travispjohnson) December 20, 2017
I realize this is Entertainment Weekly but is the story really conservative reaction or the felony bribery? https://t.co/eJxM5DIn0E
— Jason (@CounterMoonbat) December 20, 2017
you meant to say faces serious legal troubles, right EW?
— Robyn (@robdetf) December 20, 2017
"Conservative backlash" to offering a bribe to sitting US Senators? LOL you hacks.
— Chris Hynes (@realchrishynes) December 20, 2017
@EW should be "after wanting to commit a felony"…but its EWwwww… after all
— it's all a hoax…relax… (@randOmuos) December 20, 2017
I love how they phrase this as some sort of partisan witch hunt.
Either that or they legitimately don't see anything wrong with this.
— SWCCEM (@SWCCEM) December 20, 2017
Didn't see the part where she told Shapiro to suck her dick. They LEFT that out for some reason.
— camp3733 (@camp22678) December 20, 2017
She did, and they indeed left it out:
suck my dick ben
— ROSIE (@Rosie) December 20, 2017
Including it would’ve made Rosie look like the pounce-y one. And they couldn’t have that.
— Meech (@michi83) December 20, 2017
Here’s some parting food for thought:
The fact that it's only a conservative backlash is part of the problem.
— Randy Wortinger (@randicus79) December 20, 2017
Do better, Entertainment Weekly. Given how pathetic this was, that shouldn’t be difficult.