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McCain gets a free ride?

Sunday, June 08, 2008 by Dave Winer.

I was just talking with Nicco about next steps with NewsJunk and the conversation turned to a piece that ran today in the Daily Mail in the U.K. about John McCain's first wife.  Permalink to this paragraph

It appeared on NewsJunk earlier today and it's been one of the most popular clicks, but there's been nothing about it in the American press. Permalink to this paragraph

http://x.newsjunk.com/E0  Permalink to this paragraph

I'll likely catch hell for promoting the piece cause it's kind of smutty, not a very high-road thing, but then McCain is running for President and there is a legit issue -- if Rev Wright was such an important story, because it raised questions about the judgment of a leading candidate, why isn't this story, which does the same thing for McCain, creating waves here in the U.S.? Permalink to this paragraph


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