Wednesday, September 17, 2008

FactCheck.Org: McCain "goes down new paths of deception".

FactCheck.Org have looked at McCain's Disrespectful ad and have found that it "distorts quotes" in order to make it's points and that it "goes down new paths of deception":

  • The ad says "they said she was doing 'what she was told.' " But the Obama adviser who's being quoted didn't accuse Palin of meekly following orders. What he actually said is that she made a false claim about Obama's legislative record and added, "maybe that's what she was told."

  • It says "they lashed out at Sarah Palin; dismissed her as 'good looking,' " But "they" didn't lash out at all. Obama – who is the one pictured – didn't say anything like that. The only one the McCain campaign quotes is Obama's running mate, Biden, and he actually offered the remark as a compliment. Biden said the "obvious" difference between Palin and himself is "she's good looking."

  • The ad says Obama was "disrespectful" when he accused Palin of "lying" about her record. But the truth is Palin's claim to have "said no" to the "bridge to nowhere" is indeed a dubious one, as we and many have pointed out.
McCain really is a trailblazer, but he's a trailblazer in finding new ways to distort what people say and keep the discussion as far away from policy as he possibly can.

McCain is lying on a scale which is unprecedented in modern politics. He and his running mate lie almost every day and, no matter how may times it is pointed out to them, they simply says the press are on Obama's side and continue lying.

He'll have no reputation to speak of by the time November rolls around. She's more fortunate, as she didn't have one to begin with.

Read the whole FactCheck.Org breakdown by clicking on the title.

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