Ben Smith fact-checks the McCain campaign’s ridiculous conference call assault on the press. But it should be remembered that Steve Schmidt is doing this for two (nefarious) reasons:
1. he’s hoping to work the refs: if he complains enough about press bias, we mainstream sorts will cower, cringe and try to seek false equivalences between the two campaigns.
2. the more time we spend covering this nonsense, the less we’ll spend on the real issues in this campaign.
Sorry, Steve. Not buying.