Delectable morsels from around the web:
— Dan Rather, no stranger to intense media scrutiny, defended Jim Ruttenberg and New York Times executive editor Bill Keller regarding last week’s John McCain story on yesterday’s Chris Matthews Show: ”On the record it deserves to be said these are extraordinary journalists.”
— Pat Buchanan used his prediction on The McLaughlin Group to say: ”If Bill Keller doesn’t come back with something more, he’s gone.”
— NY Times Public Editor Clark Hoyt also criticized the McCain story, saying, in part: ”The article had repercussions for both McCain and The Times. He may benefit, at least in the short run, from a conservative backlash against the ‘liberal’ New York Times. The newspaper found itself in the uncomfortable position of being the story as much as publishing the story, in large part because, although it raised one of the most toxic subjects in politics — sex — it offered readers no proof that McCain and Iseman had a romance.” The full Op-Ed here.
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