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Senior McCain strategist to press: Stop asking questions!

Posted by Bill Nance on September 3, 2008

Howard Kurtz, veteran media columnist at the Washington Post has written today about what he calls “an extraordinary” on-the-record interview with senior McCain Campaign strategist Steve Schmidt.

The Juice:

Arguing that the media queries are being fueled by “every rumor and smear” posted on left-wing Web sites, Schmidt said mainstream journalists are giving “closer scrutiny” to McCain’s little-known running mate than to Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

The McCain camp has been unusually aggressive in pushing back against the media, and it seems to hope to persuade journalists to back off in their scrutiny of Palin. Obama campaign officials have complained to news organizations that their man has been subjected to considerably more investigative reporting than McCain has, but they have done so in more low-key fashion.

Here we go again. A Republican does something illegal, stupid or irresponsible and five-minutes later the Kool-Aid drinking right-wingers start screaming media bias when the press takes notice.

News flash idiots. Reporters are SUPPOSED to ask questions. The rumor (the one I won’t write about until there’s more to it than rumor) wasn’t started by the press, it was from a diary on website. And generally, has not been written about by the MSM. Until today that is, because the easily refuted rumor is being stonewalled by the McCain campaign. Schmidt knows damn well that nothing gets reporters snoopier than denials without easily provided evidence. Requesting records and asking questions is the press’ JOB, not “bias.”

Nice try Schmidt, but blaming the press because your guy made a stupid, rash decision, a decision even long-time conservatives and Bush-lovers have decried as irresponsible and reckless, won’t wash.


One Response to “Senior McCain strategist to press: Stop asking questions!”

  1. loomisnews said

    Questions only imply disloyalty. Get with the program.

    I luv that girl!
    I Heart Sarah Palin!

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