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-- tonight in a shocking and revealing display of their left wing bias the New York Times is refusing to run.
An op Ed piece by Senator John McCain about the war in Iraq now this comes only a week after Senator Obama -- piece on that same topic.
That the newspaper didn't decide to publish.
-- McCain submitted a piece for publication.
But editor David Shipley rejected the peace saying that he would be happy to look at future drafts.
So long -- it adhere to the following criteria are and here I quote.
From the email they sent to the McCain campaign quote.
The article would have to articulate in concrete terms how Senator McCain defines victory in Iraq.
Would also have to lay out a clear plan for achieving victory with troop levels timetables and measures for compelling the Iraqis to cooperate.
And -- would need to describe the senator's Afghanistan strategy spelling out how it meshes with his Iraq plan so.
And -- for the peace to appear in the times Senator McCain would have to take positions that he doesn't believe in like timetables.
This is less liberal bias than it is liberal extortion.
Now remember this is the same bunch that gave move on dot organ and usually low rate to publish their General Petraeus and and that was last year.
So it's a wonder that he snobs are despised beyond Manhattan's upper west side now later this afternoon the times issued a statement reading quote.
It is standard procedure on our op Ed page -- And that of other newspapers to go back and forth -- author on his or her submission.
We look forward to publishing senator McCain's views in our paper just as we have in the past we have published at least seven op Ed pieces.
By Senator McCain since 1996.
The New York Times endorsed Senator McCain as a Republican candidate in the presidential primaries.
We take his views very seriously all of this while Barack Obama continues his world toward the Middle East and Europe.
And joining us tonight -- reaction is former ambassador to the UN.
Fox's contributor John Bolton good to see it that disaster behavior but.
This is how I take this -- into great detail look in the course of the program tonight.
This is the single greatest example between his -- -- press secretaries Katy -- Charlie Gibson and Brian Williams you like that's that's you goalie.
Going on the trip which they didn't go on -- with John McCain I would say 2008 is the year that journalism has officially died -- America.
But -- you could be right on that I mean I must say I'm all in favor of the First Amendment I think the New York Times should be allowed to friends who -- once it's too bad they don't -- respect.
Our first amendment rights when it comes to campaign financing but the idea that somehow the McCain -- -- was less worthy than the Obama said.
Just boggles the mind well is -- the same that they had John McCain has been over to Iraq and Afghanistan really touched.
Well this is -- the the point is they said that that McCain's wasn't new well Obama's wasn't new leader and that they don't have any obligation to print both sides but honestly if they're gonna print Obama as you would think they would allow McCain to have his say you know.
Free expression -- they know that over there.
Well let me ask you specifically because he goes over to left Afghanistan and it comes to the conclusion we need more troops there -- the president has been sending.
More troops -- the brits have been sending more troops -- this is this nothing earth shattering.
But when networks invest in that you know the resource is of their top air talent and they send them on their trip they've got to get a return on investment in terms of the story.
Right you have you have to give the Obama campaign credit they've used the -- works very successfully as props in their campaign.
He had his mind made up on Afghanistan and Iraq before he went.
And he simply repeating the monster of the last few years Afghanistan has the right war Iraq was the wrong when and if nothing he's learned there is changed it.
Ambassador I but I think one of the great criteria if you're going to be a commander in chief -- -- have core principles guiding you in your decision making because that's the job about good president to make tough decisions.
And as we look at the evolving position on Iraq.
And you know he had on his web site just last Sunday that the surge was not -- -- surge was failing they purged from the website to point out the success.
You know in anticipation of this trip.
Why does he seem to get away with it.
With this manipulation campaign of -- well I think he has succeeded in obscuring the differences between his position and McCain's position in the administration's position so from a political point of view.
That's a victory but I think the real point is the American people have to decide.
Who they think has the experience and the character and the judgment.
To make these decisions in circumstances we can't foresee yet tried the biggest question I think in this can't -- this trip of his is gonna arise as he goes to Israel.
The Israelis certainly are going to want to know his real position on Iran his desire to meet with Cochran did -- job without preconditions his.
He said Iran is not a serious threat both a threat to Israel.
What type of -- sexually received there what type the question should there Israelis be asking him I think you'll receive a very cordial reception I think they see is that the.
Actual American president I think they should asking some hard questions about what he thinks -- Ronnie and objectives really are because they've been pursuing nuclear weapons for twenty years and the notion.
That he can talk them out of that objective I think is nigh eve is that that I think they understand that Israel -- get back to what used to the very beginning of your talk with Sean.
About campaign financing was John McCain.
But what a campaign finance reform he's the one who would be -- you have a -- with about the first one on one of my single biggest disagreements with Senator McCain and and it's too bad but he's on the wrong side effect that his position on is similar to the New York Times well ahead they're not getting out he's flip flopped on his own campaign financing.
Well so Senator Obama this is the best thing I can say about senator Obama's decision not to accept public financing.
Is this may be what we the the final conclusion what we started out and we brought Buckley against -- 1975 the end of the public financing system by -- terms of New York Times.
The New York Times and look we work with our authors -- -- others we wanna get a revised draft by the hotel and I -- -- -- -- we would be happy to publish it.
-- got to work -- -- to -- the way we want -- -- any editor of any news that Alan I've published op Ed in the New York Times I may never publish another -- -- -- the New York Times after this but I'm -- if they'd come back to stay with that kind of comment.
I just said stick it in your -- I'm gonna go publish -- simulated flight takes off the way to phrase and then I probably wouldn't have a -- -- I say that.
Took to the Republican presidential nominee is offensive.
But -- but I read the McCain editorial that did not get published it was pretty much going after Obama it wasn't -- out McCain's vision which is what Obama's was that got published the near -- McCain done what Obama did lay out a vision he.
He keeps saying let's win but he hasn't come up.
But -- specifics about how we would achieve victory look I had analysts say kind word for the Washington Post that they do have a feature that allows people to respond to at least some earlier -- Fed's New York Times has never had that.
But the fact is one when they're publishing.
Campaign speeches by a presidential candidate which is all the Obama op -- was.
You'd think there would as a matter of courtesy the room for the other can come -- -- was specific plan for what he would do in Iraq McCain's was going -- Obama attacking him.
Without laying out specifics of what he meant by victory.
Well I think that's his judgment if they'd said we want a publisher.
OK here's the outbid you should have written and submitted to us now look guys I say the New York Times has a perfect right to do us.
But what else do you need to know.
To understand what they're bilateral -- -- come up with an idea a plan that is like Obama's plan.
You have -- -- right so now get a life itself is sixteen months look I'd I'd like to be out tomorrow what was why are we waiting sixteen months obviously everybody wants to have American.
Combat forces reduced as much as we can.
That that's why I say I think politically the Obama trip will be a success because people are probably so confused now over what he said.
What McCain said what the administration wants.
It'll be very hard to sort this out all right ambassador thank you very -- be here tonight appreciate your time coming up.
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