Stopping debate by stopping the ending of debate?

The recent Senate tussle about nonbinding Iraq resolutions provides a good example of misleading rhetoric and reporting. The majority leader and the MSM are complaining about a filibuster threat to avoid cloture as stopping debate. But the filibuster is to prevent the closing of the debate by taking a vote.

Q&O describes the phenomena with illustrations in Media mischaracterizes Senate Resolution vote.

Preventing an end to a debate in order to vote on something is not stopping or preventing or ducking debate. But that is what the majority leader claims and what is reported by many MSM outlets.

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