Dude, News editorial board, what's with this 63-word diatribe today?
Cultural note: We see that the warbler Mariah Carey, who has already tied Elvis Presley as the second-place holder of the most No. 1 records, will soon, if her new hit ditty goes to the top of the charts, tie the Beatles as the first-place holder of the most No. 1 records ever.
That's — that's just wrong.
On so many levels.
Why, exactly, is it wrong, you guys? Because you're a bunch of mostly white old people who don't understand R&B? If you'll recall, your parents thought Elvis and the Beatles were trashy, too. We won't defend Mariah Carey's cultural relevance in comparison to those musical giants — though we do love her. But from now on, you're no longer allowed to wonder why young people think your newspaper is irrelevant.
Off the Charts [NYDN]
Eliot Spitzer is still holed up in his apartment in New York, where he and his wife, Silda, have been conferring with advisers since last night. He's weighing his options, and deciding whether to resign. Meanwhile, on the outside, the politicians and the media have descended into exactly the kind of feeding frenzy you would expect:
• The Post reports that State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno held back from reveling in his great rival's fall: "I feel very badly for the governor's wife, for his children," he said. "The important thing for the people of New York State is that people in office do the right thing."
• According to CNN, Republican state senators and assemblymen (and some Democrats) are aggressively calling for his resignation. So is the Republican Governors Association.
• If Spitzer doesn't resign before a deadline set by state Republicans, they've vowed to begin impeachment proceedings, reports WCBS.