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Campaign Carl Attacks DNC “Attack Ad”

Reported by Priscilla - April 22, 2008 -

I realized that I had been misled when Fox’s “Campaign” Carl Cameron dropped a little Fox stink bomb into what had been a seemingly “fair and balanced” presentation of John McCain’s campaign appearance in Selma, Alabama. After reporting on McCain’s appearance, Cameron (who admitted that the crowd was mostly white) said that despite McCain’s attempt to show that he was connecting with voters, the Democratic National Committee will be trying to show that McCain is out of touch by “using his words out of context” in their new political ad. Cameron only showed one second of the DNC ad which begins with CNN’s Anderson Cooper’s question, asked to McCain, at the January 30th CNN republican debate at the Reagan Library. The title of the ad is "Better Off?" Cameron added that the Democrats are ignoring McCain’s “repeated words that the economy is in a recession.”

Comment: The actual YouTube ad with transcript, along with the sources for the Democratic rebuttal information, is available here http://www.democrats.org/a/2008/04/new_ad_on_john_1.php. There is nothing “out of context” as John McCain clearly said, in response to Cooper’s question of whether Americans were better off than they were eight years ago, that “I think you could argue that Americans overall are better off, because we have had a pretty good prosperous time, with low unemployment and low inflation and a lot of good things have happened. A lot of jobs have been created.” The facts, presented by the DNC, indicate otherwise. And McCain’s talk about recession doesn’t make up for all the other economic vectors which prompt Americans to say that the country is not heading in the right direction. But way to go, Campaign Carl – accuse the DNC of taking something out of context without saying how or why. I’m sure McCain appreciates your endorsement.