Thursday, October 30, 2008

Robert Draper: McCain Campaign "Disdainful" Of Blogging, "Believes That's Not What Journalism Ought To Be"

Anxiety about access has underpinned campaign coverage this cycle, be it John McCain's recently less cozy relationship with the press, the rollout of Sarah Palin, or Barack Obama's reputed "indifference" to the press and his campaign's reliance on its own digital media operation. Last weekend, GQ correspondent Robert Draper broke through the campaign news din with a New York Times Magazine story on the McCain campaign's shifting narratives. Like his book on the presidency of George Bush, "Dead Certain," for which he had rare access to the president, Draper's story benefited from on- and off-the-record conversations with McCain's inner circle, if not the candidate himself. Draper is blogging the election this week on GQ's Web site.
Robert Draper: McCain Campaign "Disdainful" Of Blogging, "Believes That's Not What Journalism Ought To Be"
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