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Their Cheatin' Hearts

Submitted by a reader with the following letter to the editor.

To the Editors of the NY Daily News:

Why no mention of presumptive Republican nominee for president, John McCain, in your "Their Cheatin' Hearts" slideshow about politicians who commit adultery?

McCain is a self-confessed adulterer who ran around on his first wife, Carol Shepp McCain, after she was severely injured in a car accident. He also got a marriage certificate to wed his second wife, Cindy Hensley McCain, before his divorce from his first wife.

"Liberal bias" in the media? I think not.

Best,

Name Withheld

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am reminded of how Bill Clinton was forced on us all when the media decided to conceal Bill's extramarital dalliances from the voting public. Quite a contrast to the way Gary Hart was brought down by the same media.

Excerpt from The Clinton Chronicles

NARRATOR: THE 60 MINUTES INTERVIEW HAD BEEN DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY TO
SAVE CLINTON'S CAMPAIGN, NOT NECESSARILY TO GET TO THE TRUTH.

DON HEWITT (Executive Producer, "60 Minutes"): And they came to us
because they were in big trouble in New Hampshire. They were about to
lose right there and they needed some first aid. They needed some
bandaging. What they needed was a paramedic. So they came to us and
we did it and that's what they wanted to do. When I told Tim Russer
that I was persona-non-grata at the White House, he said, "Why?" I
said, "The Gennifer Flowers interview." He said, "You got him the
nomination." I said, "I know that." As far as I know from the
conversations I've had, Bernie Nussbaum knew that, Gergen knows that,
Lloyd Cutler certainly knows it 'cause Lloyd had a hand in his coming
on that night.

You know it was strong medicine the way I edited it but he was a very
sick candidate. He needed very strong medicine, and I'm not in the
business of doctoring candidates but he got up out of a sick bed that
night and walked to the nomination and as I said to Mandy, "You know
if I'd edited it your way, you know where you'd be today? You'd still
be up in New Hampshire looking for the nomination." He became the
candidate that night.

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