In the McCain Lobbyist Story we are witnessing one of the most dramatic and defining moments in contemporary journalism - whatever happens politically.
1. Did the New York Times - the journalism equivalent of the Vatican - have and hold this scandalous story, endorse John McCain, then drop this bomb after McCain had virtually captured the republican nomination?
If this story had appeared one month ago, it is arguable that John McCain would be the GOP frontrunner. And the NYT knows that.
In other words, did America's permier information source intentionally manipulate the outcome of an election in service of their own agenda?
2. It is reported the NYT published this story now because thet feard competitors (e.g. Washington Post, New Republic) were poised to beat them to the punch?
If so, when was the Times ideally planning to drop this bomb - maybe this summer after the national conventions, so as to sink the McCain presidential campaign?
More to come...