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Media Check on the Bridge Lie

September 10th, 2008

As both Palin and McCain continue to repeat, again and again, the baldfaced “Bridge to Nowhere” lie, I checked the major news outlets: only one, CBS, had a story on the bridge lie on their front pages. Everyone else had stories about McCain and Palin getting big crowds (I thought that was a “celebrity” thing) and enjoying their post-convention poll bounce. A few other major news sources–including, surprisingly, Fox–have stories in their databases fact-checking the claim (MSNCB and CNN don’t show such a story after a cursory search), but none feature the story–a story which should be a big one, because McCain and Palin continue to repeat it, often, even after it has been wholly discredited and shown up for an outright lie–and the McCain campaign is even basing their major theme–“a pair of mavericks”–on this claim.

  1. Tim Kane
    September 10th, 2008 at 12:04 | #1

    I think if you want to get the media to talk about the big lies that the Republican canditdates are making, you have to throw up a red herring for them to go after, thus exposing the lies.

    This would be similar to the Rev. Wright thing. Before Rev. Wright, people were saying he’s a Muslim. The Rev. Wright scandal did it’s own damage to Obama, but it pretty well cleared the decks of the Obama is a Muslim, except for the case of a few zeolot biggots.

    Okay, that sets the table:

    To expose these people, especially Sarah Palin, just have someone like Carville as on a prominent news show, What Kind of Christian, and What Kind of Christian Religion, finds regular and persistent lying to be a virtuous behavior. We’ve heard Palin’s a Christian, is Lying a sin or a blessing in her Christian Religion.”

    Then stand back and let the fire’s flare, but on the other side of that conflagration will be the wide spread knowledge and acknowledgement that Sarah Palin and John McCain lied and are lyers.

  2. Tim Kane
    September 10th, 2008 at 12:06 | #2

    It should have said: just have Carville or some other agent for the Dems, go on a prominent news show and say: “

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