10 September 2008

FactCheck to McCain Camp: Stop Distorting Our Findings

Earlier this week, FactCheck published an article debunking a series of smear emails targeting Sarah Palin. Today, John McCain's campaign released an ad that claims FactCheck found Barack Obama's campaign responsible for the viral emails. Not so, and is FactCheck peeved:

With its latest ad, released Sept. 10, the McCain-Palin campaign has altered our message in a fashion we consider less than honest. The ad strives to convey the message that FactCheck.org said "completely false" attacks on Gov. Sarah Palin had come from Sen. Barack Obama. We said no such thing. We have yet to dispute any claim from the Obama campaign about Palin.

Oh boy. This particular entry continues analyzing the new McCain ad in much the same vein:

The ad also quotes the Wall Street Journal as saying that the Obama campaign "air-dropped a mini-army of 30 lawyers, investigators and opposition researchers to dig dirt on Governor Palin." That's also a distortion. The Wall Street Journal opinion article did not say that the Obama team was there to "dig dirt." It said they were there do "dig into her record and background." Maybe the McCain-Palin campaign knows something we don't about what's in Palin's record and background.

Oh my. That was a bit snarky, wasn't it? And by the way, the Obama campaign categorically denies sending anyone to Alaska to “investigate” Governor Palin. The campaign has asked the Wall Street Journal for a correction.

Seriously folks—what’s up with all of the whacked out distortions all of a sudden? First the sex ed thing, then the “lipstick on a pig,” now this?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

John McCain would rather lose his integrity than lose an election