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February 21, 2008


Ho hum, like it wasn't predictable that once John McCain is assured of the Republican nomination that the press who was so fawning over him would turn on him. The NYTimes endorsed McCain and now runs a hit piece that rehashes 20 year old stories and nod nod wink wink dances around making a direct allegation that McCain had an affair eight years ago.

McCain's affair story, based on anonymous sources who only say they thought it was a romance (no sex observed) has as much credibility as the Obama gay lover one. Yet, I didn't see that story in the Times.

Either both or neither story should be getting coverage.

But hey, that wouldn't fit the left-dominated MSM agenda of getting a Democrat in the White House, no matter what.

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Posted by Darleen at February 21, 2008 06:56 AM


Yeah, the NYT is so anti-Republican that they published Judy Miller's Iraq BS and beat the Whitewater non-issue to death. Maybe that was just reverse psychology to make Republicans look stupid.

Posted by: Josh at February 21, 2008 08:32 AM

What does that have to do with this particular hit job, Josh? We now have confirmation from one of the supposed staffers that he intervened with the lobbyist because she was touting her influence too loudly. This is a smear, nothing less, and a front page one at that.

Posted by: Chris at February 22, 2008 05:39 AM

It has to do with this silly meme, repeated ad nauseum here:

the left-dominated MSM agenda of getting a Democrat in the White House, no matter what.

The sex innuendo is deplorable, but it certainly is newsworthy that Straight Talk McIHateLobbyists is just another GOP phony who's learned not a thing from his prominent role in the Keating Five scandal.

Posted by: Josh at February 22, 2008 08:08 AM

Further to what Josh wrote, I think the Times article was a timely reminder of the S&L scandal and McCain's role in it (and how he got off rather lightly). Most Americans have forgotten about that.
As "hit pieces" go it sure didn't go as far in prurient detail as the Starr Report. Is anyone calling for a $100 million taxpayer funded investigation into McCain's sex life? I don't think so.

Meanwhile Fox News does their own sliming of Democrats every single day.

Posted by: brad at February 23, 2008 07:09 AM

The Times deserved -- and got -- severe criticism for running that groundless story. What annoyed me about the groundless Obama sex and drugs story was the way WorldNetDaily got a pass. It seems that this widely read online news site operates outside the radar of nearly everyone except its uncritical readers. (I suspect that many on the left enjoy having WND as a "conservative" "source.")

Posted by: Eric Scheie at February 26, 2008 07:04 AM


I don't read WND (and don't consider them a credible reliable source due to very questionable muckracking...they are tabloid National Enquirer stuff where they might be right a couple of times a day but otherwise ...) so I was unaware the Obama drug/gay sex thing was anything other then one guy doing a Youtube declaration.

But gossip is as gossip does and the Slimes have dug below the basement on this one.

Posted by: Darleen at February 26, 2008 07:33 PM

Jaysus H Keerist, Brad, the Keating scandal has come up every single time McCain has run for anything. No one has "forgotten" and those of us that were Romney supporters PREDICTED it would come up yet again with all sorts of breathless shock (in perfect Captain Renault traditon) as if it was the first time anyone heard of it.

Posted by: Darleen at February 26, 2008 07:35 PM