Vicki Iseman on CBS: NYT ‘Out of Control’ On False McCain Affair S

March 2nd, 2009 3:02 PM
On Monday’s CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez spoke with lobbyist Vicki Iseman, who a year ago was named in a New York Times article implying she had an affair with then presidential candidate John McCain, an accusation Iseman flatly denied: "No, I did not. And four New York Times reporters, two editors, their entire institution, 200 people that they went out and sought to try and…

New York Times and Lobbyist Settle Defamation Case Over McCain Affair

February 19th, 2009 8:58 PM

NYT Has 24% Approval Rating

February 27th, 2008 10:39 PM
The New York Times's attempt to insinuate a romantic relationship between John McCain and a lobbyist has apparently backfired. In a poll released today by Rasmussen Reports, the American public holds a strongly negative view of the story and of the paper that released it: Just 24% of American voters have a favorable opinion of the New York Times. Forty-four percent (44%) have an unfavorable…

Bozell Column: New York Times Slimes John McCain

February 26th, 2008 11:20 PM

On TV, Big Difference Between Kerry Rumors and McCain Rumors

February 26th, 2008 6:49 AM
Earlier, I noted how the New York Times barely touched on adultery rumors about John Kerry four years ago, and how the morning shows lurched into McCain-in-crisis mode at the first shaky Times "romantic relationship" story on Vicki Iseman. The same pattern followed on network TV coverage of the Kerry rumor. It barely surfaced, and never for more than a sentence or two. All three…

Ouch: NYT's Public Editor Says Paper Shouldn't Have Run McCain Affair

February 25th, 2008 2:17 PM
You know the Times had a bad week when even Clark Hoyt, the paper's public editor (and often toothless internal watchdog) thinks its big McCain blockbuster reeked:Bill Keller, the executive editor of The Times, said the article about John McCain that appeared in Thursday's paper was about a man nearly felled by scandal who rebuilt himself as a fighter against corruption but is still "…

Goldberg: NYT Downplayed Broaddrick & Flowers Scandals

February 22nd, 2008 5:55 PM

Seattle Paper Refuses to Run Times Hit Piece on McCain

February 22nd, 2008 5:11 PM
With each passing moment, it appears the New York Times laid a big egg with its hit piece on John McCain. Not only did the Times bury a follow-up piece in Friday's paper as reported by my colleague Clay Waters, but also the Seattle Post-Intelligencer chose not to run the article due to "serious flaws."PI's managing editor David McCumber blogged at length about this decision Friday (…

Times Hit Piece Dying on Media Vine

February 22nd, 2008 1:03 PM
The fallout continues from yesterday's New York Times hit piece on John McCain. The paper itself doesn't seem eager to put up a fight as network news broadcasts, liberal bloggers, journalism professors, and the general public are questioning the Times's journalistic standards. Yesterday's inflammatory story, which used anonymous sources to forward nine-year-old allegations from his first…

Chris Wallace Thinks NYT’s Hit Piece Could Help McCain

February 22nd, 2008 12:53 PM
Count Fox News's Chris Wallace in the group that believes the New York Times recent hit piece about John McCain might end up helping the GOP presidential candidate woo disgruntled conservatives in time for this November's elections. Wouldn't it be just exquisitely delicious irony if it turned out the Times spent 3,000 words to diminish McCain's candidacy only to end up furthering it?…

McCain Camp Using Times Attack to Raise Funds

February 22nd, 2008 9:28 AM
Having failed to stop the paper from running its poorly sourced attack on him, the McCain campaign is now hitting back by counterattacking in a fundraising appeal to donors to help "fight back" the New York Times.This is, as AllahPundit notes, a very audacious move considering that McCain spent the better part of the last 10 years or so trying to curry favor with the Times. Has McCain…

Thursday AM Shows Saw Crisis for McCain, Not the NY Times

February 22nd, 2008 7:47 AM

Nets Lead w/ NYT Hit on McCain, But Question Journalistic Standards

February 22nd, 2008 2:45 AM
All three broadcast network evening newscasts led Thursday night with the New York Times story alleging an improper relationship by John McCain with a female lobbyist, but questions about the journalistic standards of the newspaper were given as much consideration as the allegations against McCain. All three ran a soundbite from Rush Limbaugh denouncing the paper while ABC and CBS featured…

NYT to McCain: Shut Up and Let Us Destroy You

February 21st, 2008 11:31 PM
From Elisabeth Bumiller's New York Times follow-up article of today [emphasis added]:Later in the day, one of Mr. McCain’s senior advisers directed strong criticism at The Times in what appeared to be a deliberate campaign strategy to wage a war with the newspaper. Mr. McCain is deeply distrusted by conservatives on several issues, not least because of his rapport with the news media, but he…