Roger L. Simon

On the subject of McCain - the NYT can't shut up

After having won the “tawdry journalism of the year award” last week for their outing–sans proof– of John McCain’s supposed affair with a lobbyist, the newspaper of record now raises the issue of whether the Arizona senator is qualified to run for President at all because he was born to an American military family in the Canal Zone. Never mind that his father and grandfather were US Navy admirals, the Grey Lady tut-tuts the rules “may be” the rules.

Of course everybody knows this is a non-starter. So why are they raising it now? Well, we all know, don’t we? And they claim to be the “newspaper of record.” Frankly, I prefer The Onion.