McCain camp wants journalists to treat Palin with “respect and deference”

The Los Angeles Times reports:

John McCain's campaign essentially confirmed over the weekend what some had suspected: Media access to Sarah Palin, would-be vice president of the United States, will be tightly controlled.

Troublemakers need not apply.

And how will we know those troublemakers? They will be the ones unwilling to treat the governor of Alaska with what campaign manager Rick Davis called "some level of respect and deference."

Clearly McCain and Palin are not running on the "openness and accountability" platform. In fact, they appear to be running on the "All FUD, all the time" platform, as the Lipstick controversy makes plain.

N.B: Glen Greenwald takes the McCain campaign and its media enablers to task for generating the Lipstick pseudo-controversy in this piece.

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