NYT 'Hit Job' on Cindy McCain

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Oct 18, 2008 7:05 AM
The NYT goes after Cindy McCain today.

The reporter even went so far as to use Facebook to contact children who attend school with the McCain's daughter.  In this instance, she contacted a 16-year-old girl who is a friend of Bridget McCain:

Jodi Kantor

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September 29 at 7:21pm

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I saw on facebook that you went to Xavier, and if you don't mind, I'd love to ask you some advice about a story. I'm a reporter at the New York Times, writing a profile of Cindy McCain, and we are trying to get a sense of what she is like as a mother. So I'm reaching out to fellow parents at her kids' schools. My understanding is that some of her older kids went to Brophy/Xavier, but I'm trying to figure out what school her 16 year old daughter Bridget attends-- and a few people said it was PCDS. Do you know if that's right? Again, we're not really reporting on the kids, just seeking some fellow parents who can talk about what Mrs. McCain is like.

Also, if you know anyone else who I should talk to-- basically anyone who has encountered Mrs. McCain and might be able to share impressions-- that would be great.

Thanks so much for any help you can give me.

Jodi Kantor
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New York Times
kantor@nytimes.com
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