Time headlines the write-up to its latest campaign survery, "Trouble Signs in Obama's Lead." What exactly is the "trouble"? Apparently that Obama is maintaining a five-point lead against McCain; the same lead from Time's poll in June. My hunch is that McCain would welcome that kind of "trouble."
The New York Times blog, The Caucus, notes in passing today that, "Team McCain is doing everything with pooled media these days, leaving most of the traveling media on the bus."
Remember the vaunted McCain media access? Now that it's been withdrawn will journalists lash out and will McCain's coverage suffer? Remember that for years journalists have suggested McCain often got the benefit of the doubt from the press because of all the access he gave reporters. Now what?
When bad news for the GOP is deemed to be ho-hum by the press. See Phoenix Woman at FDL. (Love the graphic.)
Gawker has the details.
Again. This time it's over his new book, The Way of the World, in which Suskind claims the WH ordered the CIA to forge a back-dated, handwritten letter from the head of Iraqi intelligence to Saddam Hussein.
Back in 2004, Bush officials accused Suskind of fabricating a quote for a New York Times Magazine in which Bush, late in his re-election campaign, privately assured donors that in 2005 he would announce plans for the "privatising of social security." Which, of course, is exactly what Bush did in 2005.
The Post scribe will no longer appear on the MSNBC program because he refused to clear up questions about an Obama quote he used in column.
He appreciates the correction. But the apology remains a non-starter.