Monday, September 29, 2008

Running On Spin

If spin were a fuel, The McCain campaign would have single-handedly solved America's energy needs. (McCain and his surrogates are indeed using it as a fuel for their campaign.)

Here's an example:

Steve Schmidt, McCain campaign strategist, was on Meet The Press today. Again, and again, and again, he repeated that Sen. Obama voted to raise taxes on people making more than $42,000. This assertion, which has nothing to do with Sen. Obama's current tax plan, has been analyzed by on August 8th. Seven weeks later, the McCain campaign keeps repeating this non-fact as if it were true.

Oh, and one more thing on the liberal media bias thing.

Tom Brokaw, liberal media representative ;-), concluded his interview with Steve Schmidt and David Axelrod (Obama's campaign manager) with this comment, following a discussion of the war in Iraq:
In fairness to everybody here, I'm just going to end on one note, and that is that we continue to poll on who's best equipped to be commander in chief, and John McCain continues to lead in that category despite the criticism from Barack Obama by a factor of 53 to 42 percent in our latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

He could, of course, have quoted any of the many polls that have Sen. Obama leading, but the one category in which Sen. McCain leads was too good to pass, wasn't it, liberal media Tom?

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