Why Did the NY Times Sit on Story?
Why Did Alcalde & Fay Pull Vicki Iseman’s bio from its website?

The story of Vicki Iseman and any relationship to John McCain is starting to shift.

Questions are starting to arise as to the way the New York Times handled the story, when they chose to publish it, and their motives.

For a “scandal”, unless the Times, which has spent a lot of time on the story, has any more information it’s sitting on, this story will have the legs of Long John Silver.

Senator McCain’s campaign has issued a response the NY Times article.

“It is a shame that The New York Times has lowered its standards to engage in a hit-and-run smear campaign. John McCain has a 24-year record of serving our country with honor and integrity. He has never violated the public trust, never done favors for special interests or lobbyists, and he will not allow a smear campaign to distract from the issues at stake in this election.

“Americans are sick and tired of this kind of gutter politics, and there is nothing in this story to suggest that John McCain has ever violated the principles that have guided his career.”

Reuters has reported that “McCain will address the Times story at a news conference in Toledo, Ohio, at 9 a.m. EST (1400 GMT) on Thursday.”

McCain was asked about the Times story by reporters at the airport in Toledo, after returning from campaign events in Illinois. “I haven’t seen it yet, so I can’t comment,” he said.

It’s hard to see what everyone is so worked up about: the Times story is mostly some innuendo, some hints and a long recounting of McCain’s involvement in the Keating Five Scandal.

Still, we wonder about the disappearance of Vicki Iseman’s biographical info and picture from the lobby firm, Alcalde & Fay’s website last evening.

What does that mean?

As reported in our earlier story, “Who is Vicki Iseman?“, that Iseman’s information and photo had disappeared from the Alcalde & Fay website shortly after we’d copied it for the story.

The enterprising folks at Buckeye State Blog were quick enough to grab a screen shot of the page before it vanished.

What did the New York Times story have in it, in the end? What information?

And why, did Alcalde & Fay pull Vicki Iseman’s bio and picture from their website last evening?

Read rest of story:

Vicki Iseman, McCain: Times Story’s Motives, Timing Questioned 


Vicki Iseman, McCain: Times Story’s Motives, Timing Questioned

Mondoreb blogs at Death By 1000 Papercuts. Interested readers can e-mail him at
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