The Politics Of Shunning

So, there was a big to-do a couple of weeks back concerning the McCain campaign’s decision to kick Joe Klein off the campaign plane–presumably, because Klein has written not-so-flattering coverage of the campaign. Needless to say, this brought all sorts of scorn from the other side of the partisan divide.

Wonder what the scornful will make of this:

The Obama campaign has decided to heave out three newspapers from its plane for the final days of its blitz across battleground states — and all three endorsed Sen. John McCain for president!

The NY POST, WASHINGTON TIMES and DALLAS MORNING NEWS have all been told to move out by Sunday to make room for network bigwigs — and possibly for the inclusion of reporters from two black magazines, ESSENCE and JET, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

Despite pleas from top editors of the three newspapers that have covered the campaign for months at extraordinary cost, the Obama campaign says their reporters — and possibly others — will have to vacate their coveted seats so more power players can document the final days of Sen. Barack Obama’s historic campaign to become the first black American president.

Coincidence? You be the judge, but I think not.