Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The media gets on board

By Creature

From a scathing NYT editorial this morning on John McCain's despicable campaign tactics, to a front page WaPo article on McCain's lies regarding Obama's troop visit (though the word "lie" is still painfully absent) it seems the media may be tired of getting played.

Here's the opening and close from the NYT:

Well, that certainly didn’t take long. On July 3, news reports said Senator John McCain, worried that he might lose the election before it truly started, opened his doors to disciples of Karl Rove from the 2004 campaign and the Bush White House. Less than a month later, the results are on full display. The candidate who started out talking about high-minded, civil debate has wholeheartedly adopted Mr. Rove’s low-minded and uncivil playbook. [...]

Many voters are wondering whether a McCain presidency would be an extension of Mr. Bush’s two disastrous terms. If the way Mr. McCain is running his campaign these days is an indication, Americans don’t have to wait until next January for the answer to that one.

Read the rest and read the WaPo story on McCain's troop-visit lie -- which, BTW, his campaign refuses to back down from because, they say, it's a way to create a "narrative." Yes, a narrative based on a lie. Sounds familiar.

(Cross-posted at State of the Day.)

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