Friday, July 15, 2005
The New York Times Unspins the Spin
Add the New York Times to the list of newspapers calling attention to the Republican game plan instead of playing along with it:
As Democrats have been demanding that Mr. Rove resign or provide a public explanation, the political machine that Mr. Rove built to bolster Mr. Bush and advance his agenda has cranked up to defend its creator. The Republican National Committee has mounted an aggressive campaign to cast Mr. Rove as blameless and to paint the matter as a partisan dispute driven not by legality, ethics or national security concerns, but by a penchant among Democrats to resort to harsh personal attacks.Let's hope the message gets through to the reading public: "Don't believe what the Republicans are saying, it's just their penchant to resort to harsh personal attacks."
Whenever I read The Times, I have the sense that there's a script which says, to paraphrase, "There is a good person who you should support and a bad person who you should despise." Rove is on their bad side today.
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