On MSNBC’s All In, Media Matters' Angelo Carusone explains conservative media’s stranglehold over shutdown negotiations

From the February 12 edition of MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes:

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CHRIS HAYES (HOST): We know the most important veto vote last time around, we were at almost the exact same position, There was a deal that was struck, Schumer signed off, McConnell signed off, then Paul Ryan who was Speaker of the House at that time signed off, everyone's good to go, the president kind of tepid, and then Ingraham, Ann Coulter and Rush all slammed it, and he backs out. How we got the first shutdown, what's happening this time around?

ANGELO CARUSONE: So, the one thing -- there's a little bit of differences in the conservative media. You know, your intro sort of gave their characterization of the deal, but the one thing they all agree on is that Donald Trump should sign it.

And just a little while ago as Sean Hannity was finishing up his radio show, even though he said “national emergency” more times tonight than he typically says in a two week time period over the last couple of months -- I mean, he's really amping that up -- he concluded his radio show by making it very clear that the president needs to sign this bill. So, that's sort of the one consistent -- even Rush Limbaugh, they all agree, except for Coulter, they have to sign it.


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