NY Times on Republican Extinction Week Again, Part 9439479949494….
The problems for Congress have clearly been exacerbated by the Foley scandal. Eighty percent of Americans said they considered the Foley revelations either very serious or somewhat serious. Two-thirds said that House Republicans did not initially take the warnings seriously enough, and 62 percent said they believed House Republican leaders knew before last week that Mr. Foley had sent sexually explicit messages to teenagers.And what would an article like this be without the complimentary quote from an outraged Republican busting the chops of Republicans in Congress?
“They just covered it up,” said Charles Young, a Republican from upstate New York. “We put them in office to do what is right for the country. It should have been brought to their attention and disposed of. We don’t need people in office who corrupt our children.”Is this really an article on how the polls indicate that fallout from the Foley scandal is hurting Republicans or actually a continuing commentary from the New York Times desperate to keep the story alive? Note that the New York Times released the actual questions and answers while CBS released the questions with analytical bylines that are meant to explain the results. We have been reading about the demise of Republicans in the New York Times for some time now. On September 4th the NY Times ran an article titled “G.O.P. Seen to Be in Peril of Losing House”. On September 6th the Times ran a correction that stated “A chart on Monday about races for the House of Representatives misstated the number of Republican-controlled seats that have become competitive since May. It is eight, not nine.” All in all I’d say that things have changed little in the hopeful minds of those at the New York Times.