Pittsburgh Paper's Editorial Position: Conservatives Are 'Neanderthals' by Izzy Lyman 3 Mar 2011 post a comment Share This: Über-rich media mogul Richard Scaife, who has been described as a “Republican George Soros” due to his philanthropic support for a wide swath of conservative causes, has come out of the closet … as an über-liberal. In a column in the Scaife-owned Pittsburgh Tribune-Review titled “Don’t defund Planned Parenthood,” Dick reveals that his grandma was a friend of everybody’s favorite racist/eugenicist busybody: Margaret Sanger. While we can’t fault a man for the companions of his relatives, we can take him to task for lauding Sanger’s “vision,” “bravery,” and “intellect,” which he does in this piece. But that’s not all. Scaife writes: “ … I am aggravated by the continuing attacks on Sanger and her primary legacy, the Planned Parenthood network that still serves so many Americans today. Now the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives -- urged on by conservatives opposed to abortion -- has voted to defund Planned Parenthood. On this issue, Republicans and conservatives are dead wrong. Abortions are a minor aspect of Planned Parenthood's mission to provide reproductive health care, education and other services to Americans, regardless of income.” Mr. Scaife, pray tell, where in our great Constitution, is our Congress given the authority to fund death camps for the preborn? To fund genocide for minorities? In fact, to fund reproductive health care? But that’s not all. On the same day that Scaife’s column ran, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review also featured a piece by Donald Collins titled “Population Armageddon nears,” describing the catastrophes that await Planet Earth if too many babies have the bad sense to keep being born. Collins, like his jefe, also has harsh words for congressional conservatives. He writes: “ .. our own House of Representatives has been recently overstocked with neo-Neanderthals who fail to connect the dots on denying women access to contraception and this looming [population] crisis. Defunding Planned Parenthood is akin to denying that sex never produces results unwanted by women.” Mr. Collins’ bio describes him as “co-chair of the National Advisory Board of the Federation for American Immigration Reform.” That would be FAIR, the Washington, D.C.-based organization dedicated to immigration enforcement, an organization whose most faithful allies in Congress are those ‘neo-Neanderthal’ Republicans. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has made its editorial position perfectly clear: Principled conservatives who deviate from the elitist-establishment, culture-of-death script are not wanted or appreciated.