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Conservatives Convene A Journalistic Ethics Conference

It could be expected that the GOP and their stooges in talk radio and the blogosphere would react to the McCain/Iseman story in the way that they have: blame the New York Times. But the way they're doing so is hilarious. The talking point being used by McCain is that this is a tabloid story. Yet, this is a story happening in the media environment they created. They bullied and browbeat the mainstream media in the 1990s to broadcast the most thinly sourced innuendo against the Clintons, and the pattern continued against Al Gore, John Kerry, and Barack Obama.

This is the world you guys created. This is the media environment that Rush Limbaugh designed. And now that one of yours gets caught with their pants down, you reach for the fainting couch.