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McCain's Campaign Whines About Mean Ol' Press Fact Checking His Lies

John already linked the brilliantly apt video in last night's Open Thread. McCain's Media is shriveling up and they're starting to point out inconsist

John already linked the brilliantly apt video in last night's Open Thread. McCain's Media is shriveling up and they're starting to point out inconsistencies...what's a campaign spokesman to do? Be a WATB, naturally.

Hah. So. John McCain's campaign got pissed off at the New York Times for reporting a kinda tenuous connection (Note from Nicole: Kinda tenuous? $30,000 a month to lobby on behalf of Fannie Mae is hardly tenuous) between McCain campaign manager Rick Davis and Fannie Mae. So strategist Steve Schmidt, who is increasingly insane and unhinged and so un-Rove-like in his Rovian tactics, held a conference call to attack the Times. "Whatever the New York Times once was, it is today, not by any standard a journalistic organization. It is a pro-Obama advocacy organization that every day attacks the McCain Campaign, attacks Senator McCain, attacks Governor Palin, and excuses Senator Obama," Schmidt sputtered. So, hah, if Politico's Ben Smith's writeup of the call is any indication, this media-attacking will backfire! "But the call was so rife with simple, often inexplicable misstatements of fact," Smith writes, "that it may have had the opposite effect: to deepen the perception, dangerous to McCain, that he and his aides have little regard for factual accuracy"

Watch out, Ben, next thing you'll know, The Politico will be on the McCain sh*tlist too. Glamour Magazine (really, Glamour? What are they doing interviewing McCain?) already is. As the Washington Independent puts it, if you point out their lies, you're in the tank for Obama, as far at the McCain camp is concerned. TRex has a hilarious take...

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