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McCain Camp Blasts The New York Times

A press release from the McCain campaign, via the Chicago Sun-Times:

Cindy McCain, wife of Republican presidential candidate Sen. ...

Cindy McCain, wife of Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., passes out Halloween candy to media and secret service aboard the campaign plane en route to Miami, Friday, Oct. 17, 2008.

McCain Campaign Press Release

Today the New York Times launched yet another in a series of vicious attacks on Senator John McCain, this time targeting not the candidate, but his wife Cindy. Under the guise of a ‘profile’ piece, the New York Times fails to cover any new ground or provide any discernible value to the reader other than to portray Mrs. McCain in the worst possible light. Though Mrs. McCain’s battle with drug addiction and even her miscarriages are again reported, the paper entirely ignores a life devoted to family and charity work in the most impoverished and violent corners of the world — except when a detail can be quibbled with so as to imply some kind of deceit.

This campaign made every effort to share personal accounts of Mrs. McCain’s good works with the paper, but apparently they were deemed unfit for publication in the New York Times. This is gutter journalism at its worst — an unprecedented attack on a presidential candidate’s spouse.

In order to assemble this barrage of petty and personal attacks, the New York Times employed tactics that are obviously unprofessional and almost certainly unethical. This campaign has obtained a copy of an email sent by New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor to a 16-year-old girl and friend of Bridget McCain, the youngest of the McCain children. Ms. Kantor sought to dupe the unsuspecting minor by soliciting ‘advice’ on how best to approach the story, as if a top-flight investigative reporter at the New York Times would need the assistance of an underage girl in writing a hit piece.

The New York Times has stooped lower than this campaign ever imagined possible in an attempt to discredit a woman whose only apparent sin is being married to the man that would oppose that paper’s preferred candidate, Barack Obama, in his quest for the Presidency. It is a black mark on the record of a paper that was once widely respected, but is now little more than a propaganda organ for the Democratic party. The New York Times has accused John McCain of running a dishonorable campaign, but today it is plain to see where the real dishonor lies.

— McCain-Palin spokesman Michael Goldfarb

The Chicago Sun-Times also has excerpts and links to some of other efforts by The Times to dig up dirt on Mrs. McCain.

As Mr. Goldfarb notes, The Times even resorted to pestering girls with Facebook accounts, whose kids might go to school with Mrs. McCains.

Nothing is too low for them.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, October 18th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “McCain Camp Blasts The New York Times”

  1. LewWaters says:

    Yesterday, MSN Home Page posted this little ditty,

    “If Barack Obama won the election, would Michelle Obama be the tallest first lady?

    Not quite, but she’s no slouch either. At 5 feet 11 inches, Michelle Obama stands just one inch shy of the tallest first lady on record: 6-foot-tall Eleanor Roosevelt.

    The statuesque Obama is two inches shorter than her presidential candidate husband, four inches taller than his Republican opponent, John McCain, and an estimated six inches taller than her rival first-lady-wannabe, Cindy McCain.”


    Michell is “statuesque,” but Cindy is a “wannabe?”

  2. mdjames says:

    why would any sane, intelligent and thinking person even think that the NY Times is even written by sane, intelligent and thinking people.

  3. maggioslooter says:

    Since “US” magazine and others began trashing Sarah Palin and her family, I’ve made it a point, when I’m in the supermarket or any other store pushing a shopping cart, to pick up as many of the offending magazines or newspapers as I can without being obvious and I put them in my cart.

    When I arrive at the kitty litter section or the toilet paper section, I remove them from my cart and leave them there.

    If they had a bird cage floor paper liner section, I would leave them there as well.

    If enough of us did this, the offending propaganda organs for the Democratic Party that pose as news outlets might begin to suffer financially.

    If anyone else has any good ideas for making these yellow rags suffer for corrupting the truth, I’m all ears.

  4. Diane says:

    So, how long do you suppose it will be before someone accuses the McCain campaign of racism for calling this a “black mark” on journalism?

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