Ed Driscoll

"Eastasia Has Never Been At War With Oceania"

It’s not quite an airbrush alert, as the word still appears in the Times’ original attack on McCain, but Ed Morrissey and Tom Maguire are noting that in follow-up articles, Timespersons are no longer using the R-word. Ed writes:

A day after insinuating that John McCain had an affair with lobbyist Vicki Iseman, all of the romance appears to have disappeared from the New York Times. Faster than one can say Roberta Flack, the flak taken by the Gray Lady has apparently resulted in a Soviet-style purge of the sexual allegations from their story. Recall this in paragraph 2 of the original article:

A female lobbyist had been turning up with him at fund-raisers, visiting his offices and accompanying him on a client