LRC News

Wednesday, September 10, 2008
"Fact Check" (McCain 2008) and "Wolves" (Bush 2004)

The new McCain attack ad, "Fact Check," uses images of wolves to represent the investigators sent to Alaska to research Governor Palin's record. Wolves also appeared in a George Bush attack ad from 2004. Steve Schmidt, McCain's chief campaign strategist, was a member of Karl Rove's "breakfast club" of advisers during the campaign that year. The McCain ad cites the neutral watchdog group FactCheck.Org to back up its claims about Palin even though that group has refuted Palin's claim that she opposed the "Bridge to Nowhere." Of course, it was inevitable that would fact check "Fact Check." Within hours after the release of the ad, this item was posted: "McCain-Palin Distorts Our Finding".