Thursday, February 21, 2008

Is This The End...

...for the New York Times?

The newspaper has been hemorrhaging readers and credibility for years. Their hatchet piece on John McCain, a candidate that the NYT endorsed (while sitting on this story) has all the appeal of an aging whore drunkenly shaking her jiggly old moneymaker.

The story's purpose is to use innuendo and anonymous sources to suggest that McCain had an affair with a lobbyist in 1999, then wrote letters for her clients. That's it. The whole story. Both McCain and his alleged paramour deny it.

This means that, by the standards of the "paper of record," Larry Sinclair's account of a coke-fueled sausagefest with Barack Obama in 1999 is at least 50% more credible. Hey, the guy's willing to take a polygraph test, come on.