McCain campaign hammers The New York Times; Life to relaunch; Maddow an early hit

Considering that Steve Schmidt, senior campaign adviser to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is making questioning The New York Times a major campaign theme, Portfolio's Jeff Bercovici wonders if an elected McCain would meet regularly with reporters, as promised.

Considering that Steve Schmidt, senior campaign adviser to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is making questioning The New York Times a major campaign theme, Portfolio's Jeff Bercovici wonders if an elected McCain would meet regularly with reporters, as promised. Meanwhile, The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz calls Sean Hannity's chat with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin “the friendliest interview I've seen since Keith Olbermann sat down with Barack Obama.”

 

Also in the media glare:

 

Time Inc. and Getty images join forces for a Life relaunch.

 

The New York Sun faces a self-imposed deadline to raise survival funds.

 

New host Rachel Maddow is a ratings hit for MSNBC.

 

Chicago Tribune names Tony Hunter as its new publisher.

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