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Desc:Yet another in the long line of McCain's mistakes; this time edited by CBS.
Category:News & Politics
Tags:Countdown, Olbermann, mccain, election 2008, that darn liberal media
Submitted:StanleyPain
Date:07/23/08
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StanleyPain
The unedited version of the McCain interview is in this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYaXr03vtNE

anvill
The CNBC video drops the McCain gaffe about two minutes in and switches to less interesting campaign coverage. The video linked in the above comment is fascinating.

StanleyPain
I think this video is a nice slice of the truly black, vile nature of the Republican party now. For years they have collectively chanted the "stay the course" party line and absolutely refused, flat out, to try and pull troops out of Iraq to any measurable degree. (and, contrary to McCain's continual suggestion, we are NOT at pre-surge troop levels..not even close....)

Now that the voice of troop widthdrawal (mainly in the form of Obama's campaign) has started to get massive amounts of support from major players within the war itself, despite disagreements on the specifics and timetables, the Republicans are now doing a classic "we have always been at war with East Asia" move and pretending like ALL ALONG this was THEIR idea, they had just been thinking of how best to implement it. It is truly disgusting. It's one thing when we have a few Republicans who admit they have changed their mind and think they were wrong before, but this shit speaks to the very CORE of everything wrong with the GOP today.


Camonk
And yet this flabby, decrepit, crapsack has his campaign making jokes about how the press is fawning over Obama and following him around. I'm actually getting a Bush-induced-headache from McCain, nowadays.
zatojones
It'll be like electing Reagan in the last few years of his presidency when the dementia was already setting in
Rovin
This actually worries me somewhat. Supposing McCain's statement on CBS was a gaffe and not deliberate. CBS's burying it - maybe for some feeling of "respect?" - does nothing but keep McCain's potentially very REAL conditions due to age out of the spotlight.

Rovin
"...after this we'll never have to go back."

Absolutely. Because under your logic, Senator McCain, we'll still be there. Winning.
Cleaner82
Someone, somewhere, believes 'because of this, we'll never have to go back'. Five for that childlike naivete' that may doom us all.

notbob
More news should be like this.
KnowFuture
I'd be happy if the news stopped being bought and sold and stopped trying to force an opinion on me and went back to just telling me what happened this week and left it up to me to figure out what I thought of it.

TeenerTot
This reminded me of something that happened in St. Louis recently.
My condensed version of the story:
McCain comes to town and is set up with local news interviews. McCain's staff members want to control how the interviews are shot. Local newsguys won't have that shit. McCain's staff threaten to cancel interviews. Local newsguys say "bite me". McCain gives interviews.
If you want to read more/see vid clip...

http://kcblueblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/mccain-camp-tries-to-bu lly-st-louis.html
yeah, I know it's lib-rul media here, but it was the first one i found.
Desidiosus
I think it's great that the local news stood up and said there was no way in hell the campaign would keep a stranglehold on the interview conditions. That's been going on for eight years too long.

cognitivedissonance
Czechloslovakia!
Jefka
I have a hard time watching people expose McCain's mistakes nowadays because it's pretty clear by this point that it will take more than gaffes and wacky ideas to make that deranged 45-50% of the population not vote for him.
rustedmutt
Please sir, may I have another.
Xenocide
When CBS aired that fake memo story four years ago, the right could not shut up about how the evil liberal media was trying to keep the facts from the public, and how this wasn't about politics but about journalistic integrity, and ultimately they didn't stop until they forced Dan Rather into an early retirement.

So I imagine they'll be doing the same thing this time, right? Right?


StanleyPain
Also, Katie Couric was pretty much first in line to gleefully throw Dan Rather under the bus.
CBS official explanation as of today is that they simple trimmed the interview and did not "insert an answer where there was none" which they clearly did.

Azmo23
CBS probably cut it because Couric is too ill-informed to have called McCain on his fuckup.
Without her pointing out the mistake, viewers would've accepted it as fact.
Just more liberal media bias trying to keep the republicans from spreading disinformation.
Assholes.
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