A lobbyist who was romantically linked to Sen. John McCain in a New York Times article has sued the paper for $27 million, saying the story has damaged her career and "sense of personal self-worth."From the same publication that said nothing about John Edwards affair until the National Enquirer broke it, the Times proved once again that their journalistic standards are non-existent with an unsubstantiated hit piece that served no purpose other than to sully John McCain's reputation and hurt his chances of winning the presidency. Now they should be made to pay for it.
Vicki Iseman sued the New York Times Company and writers and editors who worked on the front-page story, which she said falsely intimated she had an affair with the senator and used their relationship to gain perks for her clients.
"The damage to Ms. Iseman caused by the story has continued to the present and has not abated," the lawsuit said. "The article destroyed the heart and soul of Ms. Iseman's professional identity and sense of personal self-worth."
The Times issued a statement saying it stands by the story, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.