Dallas Morning News pushes back against Drudge:

"...we don't have evidence that the newspaper's endorsement of Sen. McCain had any bearing on the campaign's decision to boot us from the plane," Rusak added, noting their news reporters had no knowledge of the paper's McCain endorsement. "We think the Obama campaign's decision is to some degree more a function of limited seats, and while we're a large regional newspaper, we're not national and we're not in a swing state."

Rusak noted that while the News continues to protest the decision, the paper has encountered similar issues periodically while traveling with the McCain campaign.

The Washington Times was less understanding.

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