Top Republicans are absolutely apoplectic over new reports that John McCain had an ethically inappropriate (possibly romantic) relationship with a lobbyist, accepted favors from corporations while criticizing the practice, and ran an Orwellian-branded soft money operation, "The Reform Institute," to advance his career and political cronies while railing against soft money. These right wing "critics" don't need caveats, let alone facts; they attack the messenger viciously whether it's a newspaper or the mother of an American soldier killed in Iraq. And if further reporting did reveal factual problems with The Times story, that would be intrinsically bad, not because it strengthens the critics' complaints.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
"DEFENDING MCCAIN FROM ADULTERY, CORRUPTION AND THE TIMES"
Ari Melber (The Nation):