The Globe endorsed Niki Tsongas in today's edition, mainly for Tsongas's support of SCHIP. No surprises there. However, this is the distressing part. The emphasis is mine.
Ogonowski has said he wants to expand the program, but opposes the bill on the grounds that, by eliminating a federal requirement for identification, it could provide insurance to the children of undocumented immigrants. Tsongas says the bill's wording clearly indicates it would not do this.
Sure, Tsongas "says" it, but it's also the cold, hard truth. Look, I get that newspapers want to seem impartial, but the fact of the matter is they're supposed to deliver the truth. The SCHIP bill clearly laid out that identification is required to participate. Is it too much to ask for a major regional paper to say, "Oganowski says the program could provide insurance to the children of undocumented immigrants, but is in fact wrong. The bill specifically states that participants must have proper identification."
The Globe doesn't have to call Idon'tknowski a liar; they just have to do their jobs and inform the public he's wrong. Why? Because he is, dammit. The public can determine whether or not Idon'tknowski is a lying liar or is merely inane. I'm going with both - and enjoying the fireworks as his campaign implodes like a house of cards hit with a brick of truth. Wham!