May 22, 2013
McCain Campaign Lies About Lies
Posted on Sep 10, 2008
It’s time to start using the L-word when referring to John McCain and his campaign for the presidency. Misleading doesn’t quite capture the hypocritical use of distortions to make your opponent appear dishonest, as McCain’s latest ad attempts.
The commercial below suggests that FactCheck.org busted Obama for making “completely false” statements, but here’s what the independent watchdog had to say about that: “That’s what we said, but it wasn’t about Obama.”
The Web site went even further, investigating the other quote in the ad, which came from a column in The Wall Street Journal. FactCheck says the quote is distorted, and makes assertions the Obama campaign vehemently denies.
This isn’t the first time Team McCain has mangled a quote or two.
Previous item: Interior Dept. + Financial Hanky-Panky + Sex = Scandal!
Next item: Petraeus Won’t Declare Victory in Iraq
New and Improved Comments