Senator John McCain has denied insinuations made in a New York Times Story
Fox News: “No Substantial Evidence”
Reports Question the Times’ Possible Motives of the Timing of the Story
Letter: “The Times found evidence that McCain’s a Republican”
Fox News yesterday: “No Substantial Evidence”
Times doesn’t Mention if McCain is conservative
McCain calls Times story a “smear”
John McCain, speaking in Toledo, OH this morning categorically denied the insinuations of yesterday’s New York Times story about improper conduct with lobbyist, Vicki Iseman.
“Obviously I’m very disappointed in the article. It’s not true,” the four-term Arizona senator told a news conference. “At no time have I ever done anything that would betray the public trust or make a decision which in any way would not be in the public interest and would favor any one or any organization.”
The Times ran an article yesterday hinted that McCain may have had a romantic affair with Iseman and that members of his staff had been concerned about appearances during the 2000 election.
Absent from the Times story were any assertions that Senator McCain was a “conservative”.
McCain described Iseman as a “friend” whom he has seen on “various occasions” in Washington including fund-raisers. “I have many friends in Washington that represent various interests,” he said. “I consider her a friend.”
McCain did not mention if he thought Iseman was a “conservative”.
Over the last three weeks, the media, McCain backers and McCain himself have maintained that the Arizona Senator is a “conservative”.
This has brought a sharp response from conservative talk show hosts, conservative groups and others in the conservative cause who have crossed swords with McCain on any host of issues in his Senate tenure.
Newsbusters’ Justin McCarthy had this interesting item this morning:
[Correspondent Carl Cameron of Fox News] revealed on the February 21 edition of “Fox and Friends,” that Fox News came across these rumors last fall. Cameron stated that they were “unable to substantiate any of it.”
In regards to the alleged affair with lobbyist Vicki Iseman, Cameron asserted that they “were able to find precisely nobody who would go on the record or even suggest off the record that there was truth to the suggestion that there had been any sort of an inappropriate personal relationship.”
McCain was endorsed by the Times. WhatÂ scandal involving the Democrat the Times endorsed has the Times not reported on?
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