For all the clumsiness of the McCain press folks over the past 30 hours since The New York Times published their story about their candidate’s ties to a lobbyist, they scored at least one direct hit—a talking point that has appealed to and happily been dispersed by the self-involved press.
But first, the idiocy!
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So that Times story about John McCain, the one the world heard about in December, was published last night.
In a nutshell:
Early in Senator John McCain’s first run for the White House eight years ago, waves of anxiety swept through his small circle of advisers. Read More
Media reporter–and Observer alumnus–Gabe Sherman is leaving Portfolio and joining The New Republic, WWD reports. He’ll be covering the presidential campaign there, and he already has a piece about Mike Huckabee’s combative relationship with the Arkansas press corps. While Sherman won’t be a staff writer for Conde Nast anymore, he’ll stay on as Read More
Last Sunday the Times’ public editor, Byron Calame, described how a canard had made it on to the front page: a report in April that the new Airbus jumbos would carry more than 800 passengers by having them stand up, harnessed to stalls. The story was wrong, but it went round the world faster Read More
I look at Chuck Schumer’s central role in stopping the Dubai ports deal.
Jason Horowitz wonders how firm Bloomberg II’s control of the city is.
Gabe Sherman has two nice political stories on the Times beat. The paper, he reports, is assigning yet another reporter, Anne Kornblut to the Hillary beat. Her Read More
In a strange fit of caffeination, The Transom began researching the in-office population of various magazines and newspapers this morning. Yom Kippur in the New York media world is sort of like, well, a big Jewish rapture.
But, of course, in trying to find out who was in what office… there was no one to Read More