Wednesday, Jul 18, 2007, 1:50 am
New York Times Editorial: “The Politics of Fear”
The editors of the NY Times state:
This administration has never hesitated to play on fear for political gain, starting with the first homeland security secretary, Tom Ridge, and his Popsicle-coded threat charts. It is a breathtakingly cynical ploy, but in the past it has worked to cow Democrats into silence, if not always submission, and herd Republicans back onto the party line.