September 24th, 2008

McCain Intensifies Spat With Media, Who, When Spat Upon, Often Tend to Spit Back

by Philip Baruth

Fascinating day, for those who enjoy Team McCain’s tendency to shoot out the tires on their own bus. After a week widely derided as off-message and off-beat, McCain/Palin were facing a press pool no doubt inclined to pummel Obama for a change. Biden did his part by supplying a few dainty fresh-baked gaffes. But the McCainiacs would have none of it: they were intent on engaging the press in a fight to the death.