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C&L's John Amato Talks About McCain's Free Ride From The Media

C&L creator, John Amato, appeared on MSNBC Friday to talk about GOP presidential candidate, John McCain's new ad, and the free pass he's receive

C&L creator, John Amato, appeared on MSNBC Friday to talk about GOP presidential candidate, John McCain's new ad, and the free pass he's received from the mainstream media during the primary season. We've covered the media's love affair with the aging Arizona Senator, and as John points out, all he has to run on is his war record and the media has been all too happy to help him out:

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"Well, of course the only thing that John McCain can run on is that he's the military man and the media helps him out. I mean, he has this gaffe, he doesn't know who's in Iran, are they Iraqi, a Shiite, or an extremist and the media lets him off the hook so he doesn't need these commercials because the media's helping him out already."

Amato also brings up the escalating violence in Basra and Baghdad, which shows how the crumbling surge could hurt John McCain, but he was cut off by MSNBC host Mark Mullen-- who seemed more interested in talking about Al Gore jumping in the Democratic primary race -- which proves John's point, as Mullen gives McCain a free pass on the one issue he's staking his entire candidacy on.

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