Monday, September 22, 2008

Taking off the gloves

McCain campaign savages New York Times: "McCain senior strategist Steve Schmidt rebuked journalists he said had failed in their duty to submit Obama to intense scrutiny and accused news organizations of hounding McCain's running mate Sarah Palin.

'Whatever the New York Times once was, it is today not by any standard a journalistic organization,' said Schmidt on a conference call with reporters.

'It is a pro-Obama advocacy organization that every day attacks the McCain campaign, attacks Senator McCain, attacks Governor Palin, and excuses Senator Obama.

'This is an organization that is completely, totally, 150 percent in the tank for the Democratic candidate, which is their prerogative to be, but let's not be dishonest and call it something other than what it is.'

'It is an organization that has made a decision to cast aside its journalistic integrity and tradition to advocate for the defeat of one candidate -- in this case, John McCain.'"

Now that is some strong stuff. And it isn't just the NYT. Listen to Saturday Night Live. Take a look at the cover of the Atlantic Monthly, read about the photographer who took that photo of McCain, and see what she did with the rest of the pictures.

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