Saturday, February 23, 2008

Times Kicked In The Smear

By Carl Campanile - February 23rd, 2008 - New York Post

More than 2,400 readers swamped The New York Times yesterday with letters condemning its shoddy story suggesting that John McCain had an affair with a female lobbyist - and the angry mob included many Democrats and independents who had been die-hard fans of the paper.

Times executive editor Bill Keller said he was taken aback by the record number of hostile comments - the most ever received by the paper about a story - because the widespread denunciation covered the entire political spectrum.

The New York Times printed many of the letters on their web site. A fellow blogger noted that among these letters not ONE referred to their story as lies. With the bluntness of many Americans, who can believe that NOT ONE reader called them liars. The New York Times is still spinning this story even as they try and end its impact on their crediblity.

Another blogger pointed out that since the New York Times endorsed both Hillary and McCain in the primaries, if Obama is the Democrat candidate, doesn't the Times have to stand by their endorsement of McCain. That makes him their candidate in the general election, right?



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