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Posted on May 28th, 2007 by jgilliam - Comments -

Get off the double talk express!

Posted on April 25th, 2007 by ali - Comments -

Check out Crooks and Liars’ video of McCain’s recent trip to the Daily Show. Here’s an excerpt:

Stewart tries to explain a few things to St. McCain about fighting a civil war:

“…but that assumes that we’re fighting one enemy—they’re fighting each other. We’re not surrendering to an enemy that has defeated us. We’re saying, how do you quell a civil war when it’s not your country?”

McCain got very angry that Stewart called them out for using the ” you’re not supporting the troops,” theme and was trying to filibuster the segment…He tried to use the troops as a wedge. Stewart got hot and fought back…McCain started to stutter. (rough transcript)

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Posted on April 20th, 2007 by ali - Comments -

Watch as John McCain manages to offend all the people of Iran, the Beach Boys, and almost everyone else in twenty seconds.

Posted on April 2nd, 2007 by jessehaff - Comments -

Beyond the 100 soldiers, 3 Black Hawks and 2 Apache Helicopters used for protection while Senator McCain walked through a Baghdad neighborhood, he also had soldiers who swept the area before they even showed up.

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Posted on March 28th, 2007 by jessehaff - Comments -

McCain appeared on CNN last night where he stood by his recent statement that “there are neighborhoods in Baghdad where you or I could walk through today, the U.S. is beginning to succeed in Iraq” and that General Patrias “goes out there almost every day in an unarmored Humvee.”

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Posted on March 27th, 2007 by jessehaff - Comments -

Someone on John McCain’s staff had the not-so-brilliant idea of using a well known MySpace template designed by Newsvine without giving the required credit nor hosting their own image files. This resulted in a prank pulled by the CEO of Newsvine in retribution.

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Posted on March 19th, 2007 by jessehaff - Comments -

During a town hall meeting in Cedar Falls Iowa on Friday, McCain used the racist phrase “tar baby” in response to a question about equal access in children in divorce cases. Later in the day he offered an apology when questioned by the media on his use of the phrase: “I don’t think I should have used that word and it was wrong to do so.”

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Posted on February 15th, 2007 by jessehaff - Comments -

Organizers of a recall drive in Arizona oppose McCain’s continued support of the Iraq war and for being complicit in the erosion of civil liberties associated with the war on terror. The recall was filed Tuesday by Americans for Integrity and Justice who stated: “… right now he seems to be just representing himself, he’s got tunnel-vision for the presidency.”

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Posted on February 12th, 2007 by jessehaff - Comments -

John in DC over at AmericaBlog writes about the importance of journalistic ethics in exposing hypocrisy among Presidential candidates. “The [Washington] Post has a front page story today, entitled ‘McCain Taps Cash He Sought To Limit: Onetime Reformer Calls on Big Donors,’ eviscerating John McCain for being a hypocrite on campaign finance issues. The problem? …

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Posted on February 12th, 2007 by jessehaff - Comments -

Journalist Jeff Jarvis recently blogged about the power of projects such as The Real McCain and spoke about it on CNN last night. He mentions how blogger Ken Layne famously warned media that “we can check your ass,” and now with sites like The Real McCain, politicians are warned that “their asses are getting fact-checked too.”

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