Skip to comments.NYT REJECTS MCCAIN'S EDITORIAL; SHOULD 'MIRROR' OBAMA
Posted on 07/21/2008 9:09:19 AM PDT by edzo4
NYT REJECTS MCCAIN'S EDITORIAL; SHOULD 'MIRROR' OBAMA Mon Jul 21 2008 12:00:25 ET
An editorial written by Republican presidential hopeful McCain has been rejected by the NEW YORK TIMES -- less than a week after the paper published an essay written by Obama, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.
The paper's decision to refuse McCain's direct rebuttal to Obama's 'My Plan for Iraq' has ignited explosive charges of media bias in top Republican circles.
'It would be terrific to have an article from Senator McCain that mirrors Senator Obama's piece,' NYT Op-Ed editor David Shipley explained in an email late Friday to McCain's staff. 'I'm not going to be able to accept this piece as currently written.'
In McCain's submission to the TIMES, he writes of Obama: 'I am dismayed that he never talks about winning the waronly of ending it... if we don't win the war, our enemies will. A triumph for the terrorists would be a disaster for us. That is something I will not allow to happen as president.'
NYT's Shipley advised McCain to try again: 'I'd be pleased, though, to look at another draft.'
[Shipley served in the Clinton Administration from 1995 until 1997 as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Presidential Speechwriter.]
A top McCain source claims the paper simply does not agree with the senator's Iraq policy, and wants him to change it, not "re-work the draft."
McCain writes in the rejected essay: 'Progress has been due primarily to an increase in the number of troops and a change in their strategy. I was an early advocate of the surge at a time when it had few supporters in Washington. Senator Barack Obama was an equally vocal opponent. 'I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence there,' he said on January 10, 2007. 'In fact, I think it will do the reverse.'
Shipley, who is on vacation this week, explained his decision not to run the editorial.
'The Obama piece worked for me because it offered new information (it appeared before his speech); while Senator Obama discussed Senator McCain, he also went into detail about his own plans.'
Shipley continues: 'It would be terrific to have an article from Senator McCain that mirrors Senator Obama's piece. To that end, the article would have to articulate, in concrete terms, how Senator McCain defines victory in Iraq.'
No doubt about that, though until election 2008 they’ve been Mccain cheerleaders.
UNNECESSARY & OUTRAGEOUS.
Could we get this in front page news somehow? It is blaring on the front page of Drudge, after all.
I think the Barack Hussein Obama editorial should be seen as a corporate campaign contribution to his campaign.
Just try writing a letter to the editor, espousing Conservative values. Three things happen: 1) it doesn't get published; 2) you don't recognize what is published, or 3)they round up some Neanthredal with DNC talking points to rebut you the day yours gets published.
The NY Times view is a lie. Please don’t tell me you believe it.
They fool only fools.
Ya’ know there is a parallel here.
In Iraq, Zawqari cut off the heads of captured Islamic sympathizers as well as others.
Are you paying attention, Senator?
We may see tanks rolling through Times Square this time.
You can do it yourself. Type “frontpage” into “topics” list.
And, BTW, I agree with you.
The NY Times is talking to McCain like a teacher would speak to a student. Rewrite it and we look at it again and decide whether to publish it. So juvenile.
I’m inclined to believe their anti-Mccain bias affected the decision, but it’s probably not a complete fabrication. Mccain has written plenty of NYT editorials, at least one even this year.
Why don't they just be honest and rename it the "DEMOCRATIC PARTY TIMES"???
After all, the DPT is blatantly biased on a regular basis.
That blatant bias was highlighted by the absolutely OUTRAGEOUS "HIT PIECE" on McCain with that female lobbyist a few months ago. That "hit piece" was so unconcionable and shameful that even many liberals (even Gueraldo Rivera winced for one) were embarrassed by it.
That that shameful, disguting and outrageous bias was 'child's play' compared to this blatant censorship and partisanship.
Shameful and UNCONSCIONABLE!!
Scratch that, I may have imagined the part about Mccain previously writing NYT editorials
Mccain is no idiot. His campaign knew it would be rejected and that’s why they chose the NYT. His editorial would get
a barn storm of attention if rejected versus just putting it
in a paper that would print it.
I liked the part where he ties Obama to Bush failures of waving the mission accomplished flag to early.
Why is this a surprise? The Slimes long ago stopped even pretending to be objective.
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