This is very interesting: the Boston Globe--which, as you may have heard, is owned by the New York Times Company--took a pass on running today's controversial Times piece on John McCain. Instead, the Globe printed a similar story that ran in the Washington Post.
But the Globe's tacit rebuke of its big corporate sibling didn't stop there. The suggestion of a romantic relationship between McCain and lobbyist Vicki Iseman appears in the second paragraph of the Times's story. The Post puts it in paragraph four and downplays it considerably (in part by citing the Times's piece, which was posted first). The Globe, however, eliminates it entirely.
As a result, the Globe's version can be a bit confusing if read in isolation. (It's not clear, for example, why McCain advisor Charles R. Black is so worked up about the the Times "smear[ing]" McCain and spreading "false gossip.") Still, given the avalanche of criticism triggered by the Times's report, I'd say the Globe made a smart call.