McCain doesn't have a leg to stand on regarding criticism of "media boycotts"

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October 29, 2008 4:40pm CST
After the Obama people made the perfectly-justified decision not to give anymore air time to nonsense 'reporters' like Barbara West: "John McCain is now whining to Fox News' Sean Hannity about the Obama campaign's media "boycotts." McCain said, "[.I]f anybody in the media, much less Joe the Plumber asks a tough question, then they're boycotted. They pull their ads, etc." I sincerely wonder about McCain's grip on reality sometimes. Amanda Terkel noted the irony of McCain's latest complaints. * McCain canceled an appearance on CNN's Larry King Live after CNN's Campbell Brown conducted a tough interview with McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds about Palin's foreign policy experience. * Last month, the McCain campaign barred New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd from flying on both the McCain and Palin press planes after she wrote a negative column. * McCain campaign officials barred Time's Joe Klein from traveling with them, after he asked McCain an uncomfortable question about foreign policy. * Campaign officials have repeatedly gone on air to bash journalists after tough interviews, saying that Katie Couric asked Palin "a series of trapdoor questions," the New York Times "cast aside it's journalistic integrity to advocate for the defeat of John McCain," and demanded that the media treat Palin with "deference."" -- http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2008_10/015430.php Is there no end to this campaign's hypocrisy? Isn't there ANYTHING they criticize Obama for that they themselves aren't more guilty of?
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@relundad (2312)
• United States
30 Oct 08
nope!!!!!
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• United States
30 Oct 08
figures. "anything"? like the person above me...NOPE. they are one and all just trying to point at the other and say "look what he/she did!!" all the while thinking.."dont pay any attention to the man behind the curtain" lol. by the way..how the hell were Katie Couric's questions "a series of trapdoor questions"?? that had to have been one of the easiest set of questions ever asked of a candidate right?
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@anniepa (26262)
• United States
31 Oct 08
Are you trying to say you could actually think of at least ONE magazine or newspaper that you read...lol? Especially if you'd made the claim that you'd made up for not having traveled internationally by reading lots of magazines and newspapers? Poor, pitiful Sarah... Annie
@anniepa (26262)
• United States
31 Oct 08
Great points, although we both know the conservatives disagree with us. Oh, well... I especially love the demand that Palin be treated with "deference". I guess a total stranger to the national scene who hadn't done a single thing to prove herself qualified or knowledgeable enough to be V.P. is deserving of "deference" because she's the GOP nominee while the Democratic V.P. nominee who has, in my opinion, erned the respect of all of us, should be willing to take whatever the right wishes to dish out. I think the McCain camp had better start being careful what they run their mouths about because it seems there's always a boomerang effect that comes back to bite them! Annie