MRC Press Release - New York Times' Hit Job On McCain: "Slide Into the Journalistic Toilet"

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ALEXANDRIA, VA. -- With nothing more than nine-year-old gossip from shadowy, unnamed sources, the New York Times last night journalistically assaulted Senator John McCain, whom they endorsed for President, with a 3,000 word attempt to create out of whole cloth an improper sexual relationship between McCain and lobbyist Vicki Iseman.

Full of innuendo and devoid of facts, this nearly decade-old "news" story contains nothing new and nothing newsworthy. It serves only as the lowest form of smarmy political attack.

Brent Bozell issued the following statement:

It is beyond appalling that the New York Times continues its steady slide into the journalistic toilet with such a spurious, and so patently politically motivated, hit job. A ten-year old piece of gossip, with no evidence whatsoever - this is what qualifies for "news" at this disgrace of a newspaper," stated Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center.

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