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Shock: New York Times Snubs McCain!

Posted by Ryan on July 21, 2008

I’m absolutely shocked about the New York Slimes’ double standard when dealing with this  year’s Presidential candidates! 

Well, not really anymore.  Obama gets an op-ed printed with ease last week, but McCain’s gets rejected with suggestions for improvement, including a suggestion to “mirror” Obama’s piece!!!  Here’s an excerpt from the response letter sent to McCain:

“I’d be very eager to publish the senator on the op-ed page. However, I’m not going to be able to accept this piece as currently written. I’d be pleased, though, to look at another draft. Let me suggest an approach….

It would be terrific to have an article from Senator McCain that mirrors Senator Obama’s piece….”

This was written to the campaign of a distinguished Senator and militarily decorated man running for President, not an 11th grader submitting a rough draft to his/her Social Studies teacher!  This is a huge insult that the McCain campaign should completely take advantage of.  They are getting some press over this, but I think they need to keep the drum beating until they pressure the Slimes to print the opinion editorial as is.

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You Stay Classy MSM

Posted by Mike on July 12, 2008

All decent human beings are saddened by Tony Snow’s death. Which brings me to the AP and the New York Slimes. On the very day Tony Snow passes away, the AP projected their own failures on to the brilliant and decent man:

With a quick-from-the-lip repartee, broadcaster’s good looks and a relentlessly bright outlook — if not always a command of the facts — he became a popular figure around the country to the delight of his White House bosses.

The New York Slimes obit did the same thing.

Incorrectly assuming for the purposes of discussion that the MSM swipes are accurate, is it really appropriate supposedly objective media to attack a decent man on the day he dies? The fact of the matter is that Tony Snow routinely put the lazy and biased American media in their place with accurate facts that contradicted their own unresearched assumptions and left-leaning biases. The media never could stand up to Snow while he was alive. Maybe that is why they are so classless now.

Hat tip: The Corner

UPDATE: Newsbusters has more on the classless AP.

UPDATE 2: Patterico hits the nail on the head.

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Now John McCain has a Crazy Reverend? Nice Try.

Posted by Ryan on May 4, 2008

Liberal New York Times Opinion Editorial Columnist Frank Rich wrote this piece, trying to play “gotcha” with John McCain over John Hagee, a radical white preacher who has endorsed McCain.  Where Rich’s argument collapses is about when Rich says: “It boils down to this: Mr. McCain was not a parishioner for 20 years at Mr. Hagee’s church.”  Well, that’s that — that is what makes all the difference!

There are plenty of crazies that are going to endorse whoever they are going to endorse in the course of this campaign.  It happens every year!  Rich’s disclaimer makes the point as to why most Americans have reacted so sharply towards Obama and Wright.  There isn’t a double standard: Obama is a relative unknown who wants the most important job in the world.  Hence the scrutiny that should have occurred earlier in Obama’s career is happening now — early in his career.

But, oh no, that’s not enough for Rich!  He declares open season on John McCain as a clearly transparent attempt to numb the pain Barack Obama is feeling over his crazy Reverend by essentially saying “you too.”  He also plays “nyah nyah” by essentially inferring towards the end of this piece that since there are so many Hispanics in America, it doesn’t matter what happens to this Republican “double standard” because Republicans are doomed.

Nice try, but I don’t think this will stick, despite the MSM’s best efforts.  He’s not the only one to bring this up over the last eight weeks and surely won’t be the last.  I can’t wait for Wright’s book tour this Fall just to see how MSM shills like Rich react to the continuing damage done Obama towards election day.

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