The NYTimes refuses to print John McCain’s editorial, just a week after running one from Barack Obama. Hooray for Matt Drudge – for printing the whole thing. The Grey Lady is now nailing the nails in her own coffin.

Media Bias – ReallyYa Think?

The Anchoress says…

…the Times decision strikes me as so outrageous, controlling and foreign to the concept of the free exchange of ideas in an election season. The NY Times says “revisions are often requested”, well, okay, but when Obama is getting the equivalent of millions of dollars of free and uncritical exposure, why can’t McCain just be allowed to say what the hell he wants for a few hundred words?

Then she goes on to congratulate the paper on creating the ultimate underdog in this strangest of all elections. And Americans being the competitive sorts we are, pull for the underdogs. After all, when this nation was young, WE were the underdogs!

UPDATE: The New York Post printed McCain’s editorial. I wonder what the NYT weasels are saying now.

Even the Left is noticing the gag-inducing LoveFest. Via Newsbusters:

Andrea Mitchell might be a doyenne of the liberal media, but she has her reporter’s pride and principles, which have been trampled by the way the Obama campaign has managed the media during the candidate’s current trip to Afghanistan and Iraq. Mitchell let loose on this evening’s Hardball, speaking of “fake interviews,” and decrying that she was unable to report on pertinent aspects of the trip because the media has been excluded and that the video released is unreliable because it’s impossible to know what has been edited out.

Jennifer Rubin has more at PJM.

Obama has shamelessly used the troops as a “tool,” a backdrop for his “presidential” pretend sessions, just like selecting the lovely swirly gray background for your family portrait. He is not giving press conferences or talking to the press, obviously to avoid his peculiar way of “mis-speaking.” But he’s really lining himself up for a belly-flop in Berlin, after changing the location of his speech (emphasis mine):

Team Obama has outdone themselves on symbolism with this choice. They’ve managed to make their hosts uncomfortable for a second time with their choice of rallying point, and perhaps more so this time. If one wanted to talk peace, what worse location could one choose than Adolf Hitler’s favorite monument to militaristic domination? One has to wonder how France, Denmark, and Austria will feel about Obama rallying German masses under the Siegessäule. Deja vu?

James Lewis at The American Thinker notes that the Siegessäule with its super-sized phallic imagery is a favorite landmark of Berlin gays, which is humorous in itself since Little Adolf was such a homophobe. In Europe, everything old is new again. The snooty socialist condescension toward their rescuers from over the pond never abated.

In fact, Eurosocialism still contains all the seeds of classic European imperialism: The endless sense of Europe’s superiority over the rest of the world, the preachiness of how the rest of the world must live, the constant efforts to impose global carbon taxes, poverty taxes, and UN rules on subject nations (like the US) for the greater glory of Germany-France-Spain-Britain — all the classic European imperial powers look at the US with green imperialism envy.

Imperialism never stopped in Europe. It just stopped being violent for a while, because America beat European imperial powers in WWI, WWII, and the Cold War. And don’t think they don’t know it. Why do you think Europeans loved to hate America over the overthrow of Saddam? Saddam’s Baathist Party was modeled after Europe’s fascist parties, after all.

[…] Welcome back to Europe, Senator Obama. They will recognize you there, although they might be just a little bit nervous about those screaming mass rallies on their home grounds. That hasn’t really happened a lot since you-know-who.

But, wouldn’t you know, as usual, The Anchoress has the best quote over all these Obamagasms: “Only a Sith speaks in absolutes.” Maybe we should test his blood for midiclorians.

So many gaffes, so little time. Should start tallying lists of things he HASN’T misspoken about instead? That sounds less daunting.

The View from Pelosi’s Titanic Deck Chair

Remember the part from the movie Titanic, when the captain instructed the string quartet to play something “cheerful” while the panicked passengers loaded the lifeboats? SanFranNan is sitting in her deck chair, tapping her toes to the music, oblivious to the reality around her.

After eighteen months of a Democratically controlled Congress, let’s take a look at gas prices (chart from Gasbuddy, via Michelle Malkin).

My, my. Haughty Pelosi sniffs and asks if the lifeboats will be seated by class. Heaven forbid she would have to rub elbows with any dirty, greasy commoners. President Bush called her bluff, lifting the executive order prohibiting drilling off American shores and urging Congress to lift their ban as well. Then an amazing thing happened – oil prices dropped.

Enraged that the Evil Bush might get an upper hand, she lashes out, stamping her feet and yelling Hoax! Hoax! But the joke is on her.

In the meantime, while the world is distracted by the Magical Mystery Tour cavorting about across the pond, Nancy’s minions quietly float the idea of a gas tax increase. Classic taxation without representation, but with pixie dust!

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