McCain Camp Uses FactCheck.org
Sen. John McCain claims to not know anything about FactCheck.org, the fact-checking Website run by University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, that has cited 11 McCain campaign advertisements since June 20 for false or misleading information. Now it turns out that his own campaign uses the Website when it suits its purposes. The campaign put out a press release last month using a FactCheck.org analysis to defend the Arizona senator from an AFL-CIO attack ad that took issue with his voting record on veterans’ health-care benefits. The press release is still available on the campaign’s official Website. McCain may dismiss the Website’s reports that challenge his own ads, but the fact that his campaign views FactCheck.org as a reliable source of information leads me to suspect that he is trying to have it both ways.