weighs into the debate about media favouritism in the Presidential campaign in response to accusations made by Senator McCain’s campaign manager.

Jack Shafer from Slate inspects the allegation that Senator Obama is the poster child of certain media outlets: 

“Yesterday, the McCain campaign pilloried the New York Times in a conference call with the press. Senior adviser Steve Schmidt, taking offense at a Times piece that scrutinized McCain’s campaign manager, bawled:

Whatever the New York Times once was, it is today not by any standard a journalistic organization. It is a pro-Obama advocacy organization that every day attacks the McCain campaign, attacks Sen. McCain, attacks Gov. Palin and excuses Sen. Obama.”

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