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New York Times Rejects McCain Article

By Wyatt Earp | July 21, 2008

Apparently, the only way John McCain can get a fair shake from the New York Times is to be more like Barack Obama.

But, how can there be two Messiahs?

An editorial written by Republican presidential hopeful McCain has been rejected by the NEW YORK TIMES — less than a week after the paper published an essay written by Obama, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

The paper’s decision to refuse McCain’s direct rebuttal to Obama’s ‘My Plan for Iraq’ has ignited explosive charges of media bias in top Republican circles.

Media bias? Oh, please. That’s the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. /Sarc. Break out the duct tape, folks. Here come the money quotes . . .

‘It would be terrific to have an article from Senator McCain that mirrors Senator Obama’s piece,’ NYT Op-Ed editor David Shipley explained in an email late Friday to McCain’s staff. ‘I’m not going to be able to accept this piece as currently written.’ (H/TDrudge)

Okay, show of hands: who is shocked at this news?


Topics: Politics | 21 Comments »

21 Responses to “New York Times Rejects McCain Article”

  1. Randal Graves Says:
    July 21st, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    That because McCain’s article was about his childhood in the 1850′s.

  2. Typicalwhitey Says:
    July 21st, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    What a great backlash this is going to cause lol.
    The American people know bias when they see it, that is why 48% now think that the media is in the tank for obambi.
    I heard McCain was going to announce his VP choice this week.
    Any guesses?

  3. BobG Says:
    July 21st, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    It’s about what I would expect. You think any of the other media sources will broadcast it?

  4. TrekMedic251 Says:
    July 21st, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    The Nutroots are jumping for joy that McCain can’t get a word in edge-wise in the NYT.

    My question? What idiot thinks the NYT is full of news?


  5. TrekMedic251 Says:
    July 21st, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    OK,..trying that again,….

  6. RT Says:
    July 21st, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    My head hurts.

  7. DesertSage Says:
    July 21st, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    I’m glad this happened. This should settle the argument once and for all that there’s a Leftist media bias.

  8. Typicalwhitey Says:
    July 21st, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    I’m telling you Wyatt, Randall is a koskiddie.
    His comment is right out of their playbook.

  9. DesertSage Says:
    July 21st, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    You just noticed that, TW?

  10. AJ Lynch Says:
    July 21st, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    The editor, Shipley, was once married to Naomi Wolf. Isn’t she the consultant who told Al Bore he should wear “earth toned” clothing?

    Also, I guess now Wyatt and McCain have something in common- rejected by the NYT. Heh.

  11. Jim Guirard Says:
    July 21st, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    New NYTimes Logo: “All the news that’s fit to spike.” — N’est-ce pas?

    These reactionary-Left illiberals say they favor the Fairness Doctrine, but they practice the FairLESS (or NOT AT ALL) Doctrine, instead.

  12. Randal Graves Says:
    July 21st, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Hey TW, sucks to on the losing side, eh?

    bwahahahahahaha. :-P

  13. Glocksman Says:
    July 22nd, 2008 at 1:05 am

    IIRC, the Times’s objection to McCain’s piece is that, unlike Obama’s op-ed, it spends a lot of its length attacking his opponent rather than explaining just what his own policy would be.

    From reading both pieces, it’s a fair criticism though I can see how one would disagree.

    Frankly, McCain should go on the offensive and highlight just how he’d be different from Obama WRT foreign policy (where Obama’s weakest), and from GWB on domestic policy (where McCain himself is weakest), instead of launching defensive negative ads that only serve to remind people of just how weak a candidate in total he is.

  14. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 22nd, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Randal – So, you’re an ageist? I thought you liberals were all “love one another” types?

    TW – I keep hearing Romney or Jindal. I would be more than happy with either.

    BobG – Hell no!

    Trek – Most newspapers are failing nowadays. And after stories like these, I take immense pleasure in their downfall.

    RT – I left the duct tape in the tool shed.

    DesertSage – No it won’t. The liberals won’t believe it, even when the proof is staring them in the face.

    TW – He’s not. Trust me.

    DesertSage – Again, he’s not.

    AJ – But the clothing should not contribute to global warming.

    Jim – Obama is all for the Fairness Doctrine, too. I wonder if he’ll apply it to the newspapers and the nightly news. Signs point to no.

    Randal – Did we have the election already and no one told me?

    Glocksman – Yeah, we can’t have negative campaign ads in a political election. The Obamessiah would never stand for that!


  15. Typicalwhitey Says:
    July 22nd, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Randall one thing I will never be is a loser.
    You can bank on it.

  16. Howard Says:
    July 22nd, 2008 at 2:46 pm


    Like Joseph Goebbels, American main stream media has replaced objectivity, integrity, and free choice with one sided reporting, that reflects their bias for Barack Obama. The American Press used to be the last bastion of truth. When special interests got out of hand, the press came to the rescue and exposed them to the public. Now, the press is the special interest.

  17. Skye Says:
    July 22nd, 2008 at 6:29 pm


    Has the MSM ever had objectivity, integrity and choice in reporting the story?

  18. Glocksman Says:
    July 22nd, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Glocksman – Yeah, we can’t have negative campaign ads in a political election. The Obamessiah would never stand for that!

    The problem with using negative ads is that they drop the intended beneficiary as well as the one who is being attacked.
    The art involved in using them is making sure that your negatives increase at a lower rate than the target’s are.

    Can McCain’s people pull it off?
    Possibly, but going negative so early isn’t a good sign.

  19. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 22nd, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Yet another example of the non-existent media bias: Are you frakkin’ kidding me?

  20. Glocksman Says:
    July 22nd, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    I read blogs ranging from the daily Kos and balloon-juice to Riehl world view and the Anti idiotarian rottweiler, and they all complain that the MSM is biased against their particular candidate and can point to specific examples of such bias.

    My purely unscientific viewpoint after such exposure is that the MSM is primarily lazy, instead of biased.

    It takes little effort to pass off a press release as ‘news’ compared to digging up the dirt and finding real newsworthy tidbits, and like most people they go after the low hanging fruit instead of digging up the real news.

  21. Glocksman Says:
    July 22nd, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Forgot to add that Emperor Misha at the AIR despises McCain almost as much as he does Obama.
    I didn’t mean to imply that the ‘Rottie’ is in the tank for McCain. :)