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April 20, 2003

NYT Declares War on Bush

Whew-- I'm not sure what they drank over at the New York Times but their editorial today trashed Bush on every aspect of his domestic policy, from the environment to labor to tax cuts. Here's the beginning and the end:

Mr. Bush's successful prosecution of the war in Iraq does not mean that Americans must now fall in line behind his misguided domestic agenda. On almost every front, it is a disaster, a national train wreck that must be headed off for the country's well-being...

But on the domestic front, almost every success cripples the nation's ability to move toward a happy, prosperous future. This is one war we hope he loses.

So much for Bush's victory honeymoon.

Posted by Nathan at April 20, 2003 10:21 PM

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I headlined my inclusion of an excerpt from the NYT's scathing 4/19 editorial [ "http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/19/opinion/19SAT1.html?pagewanted=print&position ] "thusly:"

"THERE USED TO BE A TIME WHERE AN NYT EDITORIAL THIS DIRECT WOULD MATTER"

The TV nets and the rest of the lowest common denominator media no longer accept anti-GOP cues from the NYT. Unfortunately, I cannot see NYT eds as meaningful harbingers of Shrubbish doom.

Posted by: Jeff at April 21, 2003 08:33 AM

I must agree -- there is plenty to complain about in Bush's domestic programs, but for heaven's sake, Mr. Newman, no one ever thought the Bush haters at the NY Times would extend the man a "honeymoon" at all.

And increasingly, few people outside of the 212 and 310 area codes care. Of rather more interest is what the nation's paper of record (the Washington Post), or a mainstream U.S. paper like the Chicago Tribune, has to say about Bush.

Posted by: Plainsman at April 22, 2003 01:56 PM

When it comes to Bush's domestic policy, the NYT is just about where the majority of Americans are. Despite the boost in overall popularity Bush has gotten from the war, last time I checked his economic proposals aren't doing very well in the polls.

Posted by: Anders at April 23, 2003 07:48 AM

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