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06/27/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Financial Reform Filibuster: GOP Takes A Beating In The Headlines

Media Matters has pulled together a collage of today's front pages from across the nation, and it sure looks like Senate Republicans are taking it pretty squarely on the chin for yesterday's filibuster of the financial reform bill.

Of the 21 newspapers collected, headlines finger the GOP for "blocking" or "stalling" or "slowing" or "delaying" reform. In fact, there's not a whole lot of creativity happening. Credit the Columbus Dispatch for providing a little variety with their headline, "For now, financial fix hits GOP wall." The Philadelphia Inquirer similarly breaks from the slow-delay-block-stall herd with "Dems push on as GOP votes no." (By now, maybe it doesn't even really matter that the headline offers no clue that it pertains to financial regulatory reform!)

Of all the papers collected, only the Washington Times attempts to let up on the GOP a little bit. Their headline reads: "Filibuster stalls financial-reform bill." I guess that works, seeing as how Senator Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) kicked in his "no" vote because Berkshire Hathaway head Warren Buffet personally requested it, and that said request didn't conflict with Nelson's overarching desire to place himself at the numb, dumb center of every single issue.

Meanwhile, it's worth remembering that polls indicate that financial reform is supported by a wide margin. It's very possible that the Columbus Dispatch may come off looking the shrewdest of all, for including "for now" in their headline.

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