Why Don't Politicians Reply "No Comment"?

@mythociate (15963)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
March 7, 2016 2:27pm CST
I was thinking about Senator Mitch McConnell & the rumor (begun by his own words ) that he & the Senate will instantly reject any-and-all appointments-to-the-open-Justice-chair that President Obama proposes. I personally prefer to believe that the Senate-committee will thoughtfully evaluate each proposed-judge---verifying that their verdicts have been reasonably-made and that they've served Good Justice. But the media has painted McConnell as 'the leader of a witch-burning mob (who assumes that any appointees suggested by a 'lame duck'-President MUST have the aim of benefitting his political-party in some sinister way).' That's how 'the media' works---they take 'whatever sound-bite they can use to paint the starkest picture.' Knowing this about the media, why don't politicians shut their mouths, do their job (in the government offices), and not give the media any firewood to pile at politicians' feet?
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@jahunt (1389)
• United States
7 Mar 16
HAHA!! Yes, I can imagine a lot of reporters would be out of work if they all replied, "no comment." Isn't that really saying, "I am not going to answer your question?" ;)
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