Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Hastert's Coverage for Foley's Actions

Here's how house speaker Dennis Hastert is currently being covered:

The front page of the New York Times online includes this story, with the headline "Hastert Fights to Save Job in Scandal."

The L.A. Times online puts the GOP on the defensive but does not specifically mention Hastert on the front page. The main page of the Politics section leads with the "Defensive" story, and says "[w]ith elections nearing, conservatives are split over whether Hastert and other leaders who didn't take action last year should step down." carries a link to a blog post presumably about Hastert, but review of the entry reveals it's primarily about the Pennsylvania school shooting. The entry includes only this blurb about Hastert: "The heat is turning up for Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert to resign. But he says he's staying put. "

The Politics section of leads with the Foley story, and includes a story about the "GOP rally[ing] around Hastert."

Shakespeare's Sister uses the Hastert angle to offer a scathing review of President Bush, and Taegan Goddard's Political Wire points out that the AP changed their initial report on the Foley-Hastert brouhaha.


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