Last week I pointed out two undisputed facts about the Democratic- Republican stalemate on the Iraq war resolutions:

1) that Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) offered GOP Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellHillary Clinton: Voter suppression has led to 'crisis in democracy' in the US New York Times authors blame Kavanaugh correction on editing error: 'There was zero intent to mislead' The Hill's Morning Report - What is Trump's next move on Iran? MORE (Ky.) and his fellow Republicans a chance to vote on ALL resolutions pro- and con-the Bush surge plan by majority vote; and

2) that McConnell TURNED THAT OFFER DOWN, and instead insisted that before certain resolutions could be debated and enacted, they would have to have 60 votes.

Neither of those facts were accurately reported over the weekend. Sen. McConnell was allowed to fudge them in print and broadcast media (though he deserves "Spin Award" credit for being allowed to get away with it).

First, the Sunday Washington Post story allowed the McConnell Spin Fudge by omitting completely from its story the first fact — that all resolutions could have been debated and voted on had the Republicans agreed to majority rule. And worse, the Post not once ever mentioned that 60-vote requirement by Sen. McConnell.

Also on Sunday morning came the disappointing performance of "Fox Sunday Morning" host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceAmash says Sanford presidential bid won't impact decision on whether he runs in 2020 Trump labels GOP challengers the 'Three Stooges' Pompeo: Taliban talks are dead 'for the time being' MORE.

We remember Mr. Wallace's tough cross-examination of President Clinton on the terrorism issue. But yesterday there seemed to be a different Chris Wallace questioning Sen. McConnell. Mr. Wallace did not challenge the senator when he falsely claimed it was the Republicans who favored a debate and vote and the Democrats who were blocking a vote. Indeed, Mr. Wallace enabled the McConnell Fudge by showing headlines that Mr. Wallace seemed to be suggesting were inaccurate, headlines in USA Today and the Washington Post describing the GOP as "blocking" the war resolutions' debate and vote.

Yet Mr. Wallace failed even once to ask the senator whether it was true that Sen. Reid had, in fact, offered the Republicans a chance to debate and vote on ALL resolutions with a majority vote, and that McConnell and the Republicans had said no.

Why didn't Mr. Wallace ask that question?

Didn't he know that McConnell had insisted on 60 votes being necessary to debate and vote?

Two more questions the sometimes-tough cross-examiner Chris Wallace did not ask Sen. McConnell:

1. Sen. McConnell, just last year you criticized Democrats for not allowing 51 senators to vote up or down on judicial nominations. Do you make a distinction between allowing the Senate to vote by majority vote on judges, but not on questions of war and peace, life and death?

2. Sen. McConnell: You and your Republican colleagues in the Senate and House criticize the Democrats for introducing a "non- binding" resolution opposing a president's surge plan rather than a binding one. But why didn't you criticize House Republicans in 1995 when they voted on and passed a non-binding resolution opposing President Clinton's decision to use air power to stop genocide in Kosovo (which, as will be recalled, he was successful in doing, despite opposition from many GOP members)?

Is there a cynical double standard here by the Republicans on this issue — enabled by soft journalism not reporting all the facts or asking the tough questions?

Is there ice in Iceland?

You decide.