It is profoundly important - but it isn't complicated: either John McCain is lying, or the New Yotk Times has committed jounalistic malpractice.
John McCain's denial was full, total, complete, definitive: absolutely no impropriety, personal or professional.
Now, Newspaper of Record, this crucial ball is in Your court.
And Court is where you may well end up - on the losing side.
If John McCain told the truth this morning, the New York Times has some serious 'splainin' to do.
Dare we hope that, if the media produces no damning evidence against McCain, our national attention will turn to the integrity of the NY Times in particular, and the establishment media in general?
It is an investigation very much worth having - unless, of course, it doesn't matter to us that what we are reading on page one of the New York Times are Lies.
Remember in all of this: The New York Times had this story, held this story, ENDORSED John McCain then, when McCain had virtually captured his party's presdiential nomination, droped this bomb to kill his candidacy.
Unless the NY Times can defend what they have done - and unless McCain is lying, they cannot - what we have here is the NY Times guilty of a "reckless disregard for the truth"...and that is the sacrosanct standard by which journalism seperates itself from the lowest forms of gossip.
Your move, MediaMob.