The NY times issues a smear story (here) chock full of the always reliable "anonymouse" sources. The only named source has denied the so-called reporting. Meanwhile MSNBC gleefully runs to the smell of a "Rather-esk" story and declares "scandal." We are in dire straights in this country in many ways, not the least of which is the sorry state of what passes for reporting.
McCain isn't rolling over for it either. (article here)
Rick Pearcy comments on the article and it's backlash with these observations:
Here are two initial conclusions, based on the current record as reported by the NYT:
1. McCain is helped, not hurt, by this story. 2. The New York Times is hurt, not helped, by this story. (full comment here)