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Monday, July 21, 2008

Some One's Gonna Get Punched Out

By Keith R. Schmitz

Ouch. Being in PR I know how it feels to get rejected by an editor for a story pitch. But oh my God, Opinion Page Editor David Shipley of the New York Times had to turn down an op-ed countering the Barack Obama Iraq piece from John McCain:
Shipley said he could not accept the piece as written, but would be "pleased, though, to look at another draft."

We in PR always love this part:

"Let me suggest an approach," he (Shipley) wrote Friday. "The Obama piece worked for me because it offered new information (it appeared before his speech); while Senator Obama discussed Senator McCain, he also went into detail about his own plans. It would be terrific to have an article from Senator McCain that mirrors Senator Obama's piece."

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