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McCain’s “Maverick” Image: Pining for the Fjords?

September 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Journalism, Media, News

Wow. This new Washington Post column by Richard Cohen is a scathing indictment from a journalist who admits he was previously “in the tank” for McCain.

There seems to be a mass rebellion starting in the media among pundits and reporters who are realizing that McCain is no longer the principled maverick they’ve been worshiping all these years, but has completely and utterly sold out in his quest for the presidency.

If “McCain has betrayed his principles” becomes the new CW in the media, that could sink him as surely as the “exaggerator” meme killed Gore in 2000. I’m tempted to pull quotes from this, but just read it.


One Comment so far ↓

  • Aaron

    He is an ex-parrot!

    I love the headline: “The Ugly New John McCain”

    (I guess I just didn’t realize that the condition was “new.”)