Monday, October 30, 2006

Some Media outlets "forgetting" McCain's reversals

Especially heinous I think is the recent legislation McCain helped to broker that suspended habeus corpus for "enemy combatants", and allows torture, among other dreadful things.  I used to like McCain, but now he's pimped himself out for too many political purposes I think. 

Media Matters - Despite McCain's many hedges, Borger asserted that "[n]o one would accuse McCain of equivocating on anything"
In her latest column, posted online on October 29 and that will appear in the November 6 edition of U.S. News & World Report, U.S. News contributing editor and CBS News national political correspondent Gloria Borger asserted that "[n]o one would accuse [Sen. John] McCain [R-AZ] of equivocating on anything." Writing about the prospect of Sen. Barack Obama's (D-IL) running for president in 2008, Borger contrasted him with McCain, asserting that Obama's "penchant for wishy-washy is well documented." Yet as Media Matters for America has repeatedly noted, despite an abundance of well-documented backtracks, flip-flops, and inconsistencies, the media continue to describe McCain with words such as "honest" and "authentic" and generally regard him as an unwavering purveyor of "straight talk."

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