McCain Camp Slams 'Biased' NY Times
Strategist cries foul after paper reports on lobbyist links
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 23, 2008 3:38 AM CDT
Rick Davis, campaign manager for John McCain, speaks at a news conference last month.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – The McCain camp launched another attack on the media yesterday, this time blasting the New York Times as "biased" for its report linking the campaign to lobbyists for Freddie Mac and Freddie Mae. A spokesman called the Times a "pro-Obama advocacy organization" after the paper revealed that campaign manager Rick Davis received $2 million when he was a lobbyist to shield the loan giants from tougher regulations, reports the Washington Post.

"This is an organization that is completely, totally, 150% in the tank for the Democratic candidate," charged the campaign's chief strategist, who said former lobbyists within Obama’s ranks aren’t receiving the same scrutiny. The Times responded that the paper is committed to giving full, fair and aggressive coverage to both candidates.