02/27/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

McCain Blogger: We Almost Kicked NYT Off Our Plane

Michael Goldfarb was the McCain campaign's deputy communications director-cum-media bodyguard, tasked by McCain's high command with bullying the press into covering things the "right" way. It's a role Goldfarb, a reporter and blogger himself, played with gusto--so much so that he generated controversy and became part of the storyline himself on occasion.

Now back at The Weekly Standard, he talked to Kate Klonick about the campaign's flirtation with punishing The New York Times, the decision to pick Sarah Palin, and that memorable interview on CNN.

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