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Story attacks McCain, then hidden bit exonerates him
Posted on February 12th, 2007 by jessehaff -

John in DC over at AmericaBlog writes about the importance of journalistic ethics in exposing hypocrisy among Presidential candidates. “The [Washington] Post has a front page story today, entitled ‘McCain Taps Cash He Sought To Limit: Onetime Reformer Calls on Big Donors,’ eviscerating John McCain for being a hypocrite on campaign finance issues. The problem? …

… Common Cause, one of the biggest critics of big money in government - has given McCain the green light to do all the things the article criticizes him for doing, but you don’t find this out until the very end of the very long story … And while I can’t stand John McCain, Bush’s biggest defender of sending even more American troops to the Iraq quagmire, I’m not going to endorse crappy journalism in order to take McCain down. Some of us still have journalistic ethics.” Read the full story.

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