Drudge Reports That John McCain is Waging “Furious Battle” with NY Times

At the Heart: A story that McCain Gave “Special Treatment” to Lobbyist

Keating Five Past May Reappear in McCain Stories 

John McCain, a member of the Keating Five back in the 90s, has reportedly tried to talk the New York Times out of running a story about the Arizona Senator giving special treatment to a lobbyist.

According to the Drudge Report, McCain has even hired super-lawyer and Washington insider Bob Bennett to tackle the problem.

Drudge uses the word “charges”: whether he means it in the legal sense of the word is hard to tell.

The following just popped up on the Drudge Report website a few minutes ago.

Just weeks away from a possible surprise victory in the primaries, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz has been waging a ferocious behind the scenes battle with the NEW YORK TIMES, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned, and has hired DC power lawyer Bob Bennett to mount a bold defense against charges of giving special treatment to a lobbyist!

John McCain has put a lot of ground between himself and lobbyist treatment since his involvement in the Keating Five scandal.

It was speculated that McCain has backed the controversial campaign finance law, McCain-Finegold, because he wanted to change his public image after the Keating Five affair.

A little about the Saving and Loan honcho Charles Keating and the Keating Five:

Read rest of story:

John McCain Tries Spiking New York Times Story: Keating Past Ghosts Reappear? 


John McCain Tries Spiking New York Times Story: Keating Past Ghosts Reappear?

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