Reason editor Matt Welch is also the author of McCain: The Myth of a Maverick and probably knows the details of John McCain's record better than anyone in journalism. Here he is talking about The New York Times's weird attempted takedown:
I think this is about right -- non-reporting of a non-scandalous non-affair aside, the Times story manages to reproduce some not-new information about McCain that most people nonetheless don't know and should.
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