Monday, August 18, 2008

Long overdue

Team Maverick is fed up with NBC News:
McCain's campaign manager Rick Davis asked Sunday for a meeting with Steve Capus, the president of NBC News, to protest what the campaign called signs that the network is "abandoning non-partisan coverage of the Presidential race."
Davis made the request Sunday in a letter that is part of an aggressive effort by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to counter news coverage he considers critical.
In this case, the campaign is objecting to a statement by NBC's Andrea Mitchell on "Meet the Press" questioning whether McCain might have gotten a heads-up on some of the questions that were asked of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), who was the first candidate to be interviewed Saturday night by Pastor Rick Warren at a presidential forum on faith.
From Davis's letter to NBC News:
Andrea Mitchell is repeating, uncritically, a completely unsubstantiated Obama campaign claim that John McCain somehow cheated in last night's forum at Saddleback Church. Instead of trying to substantiate this blatant falsehood in any way, Andrea Mitchell felt that she needed to repeat it on air to millions of "Meet the Press" viewers . . .
Moreover, we have credible information from reliable sources that "Andrea Mitchell" is actually '70s punk-rocker Iggy Pop.
Maybe that last part was just in my imagination.

UPDATE: Michelle Malkin predicts "a massive run on tin foil from now until November," while the New York Times devotes an entire story to the "Maverick cheated" meme -- and yet, tellingly, does not even mention the increasingly widespread suspicion that Andrea Mitchell is Iggy Pop in drag.

UPDATE II: Allahpundit:
And they knew just the right reporter to whisper to, didn’t they?
Yeah. Iggy Pop.

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