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Mccain Lies

Major Newspapers, Networks Don't Dig Deep When Covering McCain

Jim Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Kaplan

It is not enough to report what a candidate says. When he lies, distorts, or smears, he should be held accountable in print or on the air.

McCain's "Absolute Truth" Claim Taken Apart

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain told the Des Moines Register this week that he always tells "100 percent absolute truth," even in campaign ads. There's one big problem wi...

Author Of Pro-McCain Book: McCain Has Lost Me

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I have been a longtime admirer of John McCain. During the 2000 Republican presidential primaries I publicly defended McCain against the pro-Bush Repub...

Sarah Palin, by the Numbers

Daniel Kurtzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Kurtzman

Sarah Palin may lie, but numbers don't. Her record speaks for itself: 2007: the year in which Sarah Palin first obtained a passport (Source) 312: th...

Who is Barack Obama? Atticus Finch.

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erik Lundegaard

So who does Barack remind me of? He's a civil rights lawyer who taught Constitutional law and is bringing up two girls the right way. When bullies gather, he stands up for what's right, he stands up for the rule of law, he stands up.

McCain Forgets That He Railed Against His Own Pork

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the campaign trail, Sen. John McCain frequently decries earmarks and pork-barrel legislation, proudly bragging that he has never requested a single...

Why Did "Straight-Talk" McCain Lie About Jack Abramoff?

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Before launching his probe into Abramoff, McCain claimed that he had never heard of or met Abramoff. This claim certainly stretches credulity.

Political Lies and American Democracy

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

One function of a free press in a self-governing society is to tell the truth, which is why those who embrace a strategy of political lying make a concerted effort to denigrate the credibility of the press.

How Obama Should Respond to McCain's Lying (Part II)

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The strategy of tying a culture of lying to failed policies tears asunder the connections McCain-Palin lies are making with the electorate.

Thomas B. Edsall

McGamble | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain campaign, in running TV ads which defy prior political standards, is gambling that the traditional rules governing what is permissible in p...

Sam Stein

Karl Rove: McCain's Ads Have Gone Too Far (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Karl Rove is saying your political ads have gone too far, you know you must be doing something dishonest. The former Bush chief strategist, appe...

McCain Is No Longer A Knight-Errant, But An Errant Knight

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bart Motes

Mark McKinnon quit the McCain campaign when Barack Obama won the Democratic nomination because of his respect for Senator Obama. Now we know why he felt the need to do so.

MSNBC: Today's Campaign News... McCain's Slash And Burn Campaign Backfiring

MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If there's a common theme today, it's the press taking McCain's campaign to task for running a series of ads distorting Obama's record and positions. ...

Friday Talking Points [47] -- Our First Anniversary

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Surprise! It's our first anniversary column! But before we get to that, I have to pass on this information, in the hopes nobody will get stung by a v...

August 21, 2008: The Day John McCain's Campaign Died

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

There has been an amazing confluence of events, and If McCain survives the last 24 hours, I'm not sure what it will take to stop him.

Hannity Freaks on McCain-Edwards Sex Link

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Sean Hannity lost control of himself and his show on Tuesday night, after co-host Alan Colmes compared John Edwards' infidelity to John McCain's affai...

McCain Lies About Oil Drilling and the Media Yawns

Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Romm

I don't see how there is any serious prospect for solving our energy security problem or our climate problem if the traditional media doesn't do any policing whatsoever of statements by major politicians.