That phrase has grow to be such a laughably acquainted chorus that it has even made it into the City Dictionary which gives this correct definition of the time period:
A headline in a newspaper or different article that describes Republicans (or different right-leaning people) attacking a Democrat (or different left-leaning particular person) when that Democrat commits a misdeed. At all times written by a reporter with left-wing political beliefs, it can try to border the Republicans as overzealous, and can both downplay, ignore, or excuse the Democrat’s misdeed. Generally achieved by the New York Occasions or Washington Publish, it’s usually considered as an indication of the bias throughout the media.
The most recent iteration of “Republicans pounce” involves us from Politico which appears to by no means tire of the time period regardless of risking being mocked for its incessant utilization. Invoice Mahoney went full pounce on Thursday in “Prime Republicans name for Cuomo’s ouster following nursing residence revelation.”
Yup! You’ll be able to inform simply from the title that there’s the massive pounce lurking someplace within the article. And now the buildup to the inevitable pouncing by “overzealous” Republicans.
New York Republicans assailed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration on Thursday evening in response to new revelations about his stonewalling the discharge of details about nursing residence deaths, with a number of calling for him to resign or be impeached.
The New York Publish reported that high gubernatorial staffer Melissa DeRosa instructed Democratic state legislators in a gathering on Wednesday that the administration “froze” when requested to launch information concerning the variety of nursing residence residents who had died of Covid-19. A March directive from Cuomo calling on nursing houses to confess sufferers who examined optimistic for the coronavirus has been blamed for contributing to excessive dying charges.
DeRosa mentioned the administration resisted the discharge of knowledge due to former President Donald Trump’s makes an attempt to show the tragedy “into an enormous political soccer,” based on the Publish. “As a result of then we have been ready the place we weren’t positive if what we have been going to provide to the Division of Justice, or what we give to you guys, what we begin saying, was going for use towards us whereas we weren’t positive if there was going to be an investigation.”
Early Friday morning, DeRosa issued a press release constructing on her feedback to state lawmakers.
“I used to be explaining that after we obtained the DOJ inquiry, we wanted to briefly put aside the Legislature’s request to take care of the federal request first. We knowledgeable the homes of this on the time,” she mentioned. “We have been complete and clear in our responses to the DOJ, after which needed to instantly focus our assets on the second wave and vaccine rollout. As I mentioned on a name with legislators, we couldn’t fulfill their request as rapidly as anybody would have appreciated. However we’re dedicated to being higher companions going ahead as we share the identical aim of holding New Yorkers as wholesome as attainable through the pandemic.”
Neglect that Cuomo was stonewalling the discharge of nursing residence information for political causes. The actual wrongdoer (Republicans) should be framed, because the City Dictionary describes it, as overzealous in order to downplay the misdeeds of poor Andrew Cuomo.
Practically each high Republican within the state pounced on the Publish’s report, subjecting Cuomo to a barrage of criticism arguably unparalleled at any level throughout his decade in workplace.
Mission completed! Republicans pounced! Oh, and simply to rub it in, these pouncing Republicans additionally subjected expensive Andrew to a “barrage of criticism.”
The story goes on to describe how some Democrats have been additionally very vital of Cuomo however they by no means “pounced.” That exact exercise is reserved solely for Republicans in Politico and different liberal publications.