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McCain Slams Daily Kos

Posted by Mike on August 18, 2008

Not wanting to be outdone by the NBC “News” parroting the Obama campaign’s false claim that McCain cheated at the Saddleback forum, Daily Kos stepped up to the plate and accused McCain of plagiarizing Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn when he told the story of his Vietnamese prison guard who drew a cross in the sand.

Ryan posted on the McCain campaign’s excellent response to NBC, so I thought I’d quote the best part of the McCain campaign’s stinging and hilariously accurate response to the Daily Kos smear:

It may be typical of the pro-Obama Dungeons & Dragons crowd to disparage a fellow countryman’s memory of war from the comfort of mom’s basement, but most Americans have the humility and gratitude to respect and learn from the memories of men who suffered on behalf of others. John McCain has often said he witnessed a thousand acts of bravery while he was imprisoned, and though not every one has been submitted into the public record, they are remembered by the men who were there (one such only recently reported by Karl Rove though it escaped mention in any of Senator McCain’s books). But as Swindle said, this is a “desperate group of people trying to make something out of nothing.”

Heh. Say what you will about John McCain, but this is not the Dole campaign.

Hat tip:  The Corner

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McCain Slams NBC’s Bias

Posted by Ryan on August 18, 2008

I was wondering when McCain’s campaign was going to take the obvious pro-Obama MSM bias out of the realm of humor and into the realm of substance.  Well, his campaign finally took the worst of the bunch, NBC, to task, sending a letter to the President of NBC, Steve Capus!

I was flipping through the morning talk yesterday and I heard Andrea Mitchell (Greenspan) actually accuse McCain of having a heads-up on the Saddleback Church forum since McCain answered the questions so quickly.  It couldn’t be because McCain knows what he believes and can articulate it succinctly, he must have cheated!  I accepted the bias, but the McCain camp did not… and good for them!

Here’s an excerpt from the letter:

Mitchell: “The Obama people must feel that he didn’t do quite as well as they might have wanted to in that context, because what they are putting out privately is that McCain may not have been in the cone of silence and may have had some ability to overhear what the questions were to Obama. He seemed so well-prepared.” (NBC’s “Meet The Press,” 8/17/08 )

Make no mistake: This is a serious charge. Andrea Mitchell is repeating, uncritically, a completely unsubstantiated Obama campaign claim that John McCain somehow cheated in last night’s forum at Saddleback Church.

This isn’t whining on the part of the McCain campaign, it’s a legitimate gripe.  It’s the Obama folks that are whining about the fact that their guy lost this round, this time with NBC parroting the Obama campaign’s dictates.

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