WaPo claims McCain team won the post-debate spin war

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That, according to Howard Kurtz who points to zero evidence to back up the claim, and doesn't even try to explain how he came to that partisan conclusion.

Meanwhile, the entire Kurtz dispatch from the debate really is an instant classic since it's littered with gems like this:

Some of the journalists who profess to want an elevated debate on the issues--which is precisely what they got, courtesy of Jim Lehrer--seemed unusually interested in style points.

See, it was unusual for Beltway journalists to focus on style points, according to Kurtz, whose job at the Post appears to be to present the press corps in the most flattering, hard-working and serious light possible.

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