Monday, June 23, 2008

MSNBC Discredits CNN's Smear that McCain Used Bhutto's Death to his Advantage

The remarks of Charlie Black, a top McCain advisor, created controversy as Fox reported,
Black called Bhutto’s death an “unfortunate event,” according to a Fortune piece published Monday. “But his knowledge and ability to talk about it reemphasized that this is the guy who’s ready to be Commander-in-Chief. And it helped us.”
CNN jumped at this story and put Dana Bash on the air saying that McCain stated that he benefitted politically from Bhutto's death. However, this is a blatant misrepresentation. Senator McCain addressed a specific question regarding his qualifications as commander-in-chief. He did not state a desire to see sufferring benefit his political aspirations. CNN falsely represented a quote about politics in NH, twisting it to appear that McCain sought to benefit from a tragedy. However, a clip from Hardball with Chris Mathews at the time of the actual event discredits CNN's current spin...

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