From the editorial board of the Philadelphia Inquirer:
When we sent a survey to Republican candidates in the Senate race to ascertain their positions on a range of issues, we learned that nearly everyone in the field felt our questions were biased and unfair.
In their view, among the most problematic queries that we asked was: Who won the 2020 presidential election? The only two options in the multiple-choice format were Joe Biden or Donald Trump. Only one candidate — Jeff Bartos — agreed to acknowledge reality.
If one of these Republicans wins the general election, they will represent Pennsylvania at the next State of the Union address. We guarantee that it will not be Donald Trump who walks into the U.S. Capitol to deliver the speech. The 2020 election is over. A candidate won, he lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and his name is Joe Biden.
How do you find points of agreement when you can’t reach common ground on facts so basic that they could be used in a field sobriety test?
A document of our times. The @PhillyInquirer editorial board says it cannot endorse any candidates in the GOP primary because (this is my paraphrase) they do not live in a shared reality where there can be differences of opinion on a common set of facts. https://t.co/hfaNAvFAhr
— Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) May 13, 2022