You are utterly a tool. This was in my local paper, The Dallas Morning News, just today.
Of course it's there, today. It was not there last month. Or the month before that. Or that. Or for the last 18+ months that this has been an ongoing story. What part of me saying that it's received very little coverage (past tense) makes you think that the fact that it finally gets some significant coverage after a major action is finally taken somehow nullifies this?
People are even discussing it in the op-ed section of the Dallas Morning News in the section reserved for reader opinions, because apparently everyone seems to know and care about it.
Yes. And for many of them, the news over the last week is probably the first time they heard of this. That's why the sudden buzz. People woke up one day and saw news reports about some committee voting on whether to find the Attorney General in contempt and went "what's going on?". It should be "we've been seeing this coming for a year now", but most people's reactions are "why is this suddenly happening out of the blue?". Which, I suppose, conveniently plays into the current Dem talking point that this is just Republicans playing election year politics. You get that said talking point doesn't work well on anyone who knows that this has been building for over a year and a half, right?
The Left's approach to this banks on most of the average folks whose primary source of news comes on after their favorite prime time shows thinking this is some new thing the GOP just sprang on them and represents an unfair attack on the President and his administration and they should all be ashamed of themselves for their gross partisanship. Is that not what the Dems and their mouthpieces are saying right now? Why say that if the audience was informed enough to know that this isn't new news?
Edited, Jun 21st 2012 5:02pm by gbaji