Monday, July 21, 2008

NYT rejects McCain's op-ed...uh...surprised?

From Drudge, today:

An editorial written by Republican presidential hopeful McCain has been rejected by the NEW YORK TIMES -- less than a week after the paper published an essay written by Obama, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

The paper's decision to refuse McCain's direct rebuttal to Obama's 'My Plan for Iraq' has ignited explosive charges of media bias in top Republican circles.

'It would be terrific to have an article from Senator McCain that mirrors Senator Obama's piece,' NYT Op-Ed editor David Shipley explained in an email late Friday to McCain's staff. 'I'm not going to be able to accept this piece as currently written.'

To paraphrase AllahPundit at Hot Air:

Congratulations, Senator!!! In being rejected by the Gray Lady? My man, you can now claim to be A Conservative!!!