GOP Has to Pay to Get McCain Editorial in NY Times

The move echoes previous GOP flaps about liberal media bias like the one that resulted from an ad taken out in the paper by criticizing Army Gen. David Petraeus on the eve of his first congressional testimony in 2007 and the 2004 controversy in which then-CBS News anchor Dan Rather aired a story about President Bush’s National Guard service based on fabricated documents. Republicans are hoping to foster similar distrust for the national media among their base voters again this year.

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