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Cindy McCain: Media had 'agenda'

7:12 pm - 01/19/2009
By ANDY BARR | 1/19/09 3:39 PM EST

Cindy McCain attacked media coverage of her husband’s presidential campaign Monday, saying there is now “very little difference now between journalism and gossip.”

“Without sounding bitter—and I’m not bitter—I do believe there was a media bias. I do believe that the media had a specific agenda and with that said, the American people cast their vote,” McCain said in an interview she gave to her daughter Meghan, a blogger who posted the transcript on The Daily Beast.

“I truly feel that unless the media goes back to unbiased reporting they are going to do a disservice to the youth of this country. The future of this country lies in the youth and we have to be good stewards of information and truth,” she added. “There is so much more to it than just one article and people telling lies, it affects much more than that.”

McCain was particularly critical of a New York Times profile of her that ran shortly before the election.

“It is interesting that it got to the point where the New York Times profile of me is being used as an example of the bias in reporting in journalism classes,” she said. “I had never spoken with the reporter who wrote the article. She contacted the kids that went to high school with my youngest daughter over the Internet, and as a parent, that was scary.”


The full interview can be found on this site.Last question:
You’re about to leave for D.C. for the inauguration. Does it feel bittersweet?
Yes, it's bittersweet. I was talking to your dad today, both of us are supportive of the administration because we believe in this country. We want President-elect Obama to succeed because it's what is best for the country. But for me it is a very bittersweet moment and I believe your father would have made a good president. For me it will be a hard moment, but I am proud to be there."
sunoftheskye 20th-Jan-2009 08:00 am (UTC)
And it's also the highest rated.
germli 20th-Jan-2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
Nope. Third.

Fox News racked up its seventh straight year as the most-watched cable news channel, delivering an average prime-time viewership of 2.1 million, 40% more than 2007, according to data released Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research. CNN placed second with 1.3 million, up 69%, while MNSBC drew 920,000, a boost of 82%.

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