Released earlier today:
A past ad by Obama released a few days ago criticized the aging, out-of-touch McCain's self-proclaimed unfamiliarity with the internet, which prompted yet another lie from the Republicans stating that John McCain can't use the internet because of his war injuries.
Beside the point of how callous it was for Obama to mock McCain for supposedly not knowing how to email, when the reason is McCain's war injuries[...]
That's yet another lie:
Of course, this directly contradicts what McCain and his campaign manager have said. McCain told the New York Times in July:
"I am learning to get online myself, and I will have that down fairly soon, getting on myself. I don't expect to be a great communicator, I don't expect to set up my own blog, but I am becoming computer literate to the point where I can get the information that I need."
Campaign manager Rick Davis said in June that McCain would grab Blackberrys from reporters and tool around on the internet:
"He actually is, he always is grabbing people's Blackberrys on the bus. In fact, no reporter's Blackberry is safe from his prying eyes. He loves to tool around on the internet, he especially loves the videos that get produced that usually poke fun at him. I think that's his most entertaining part of the internet."
And in a Politico interview, McCain said again that he uses a blackberry and plans to go online:
"I use the Blackberry, but I don't e-mail, I've never felt the particular need to e-mail. I read e-mails all the time, but the communications that I have with my friends and staff are oral and done with my cell phone. I have the luxury of being in contact with them literally all the time."
Republicans are playing the victim again.
UPDATE: Now you can count along at home as McCain's lies are tallied:
The Democratic National Committee, meanwhile, added a "Count the Lies" webpage that lists articles from independent, nonpartisan fact checkers about claims made by McCain, his campaign, or his surrogates-- 51 and counting so far.
"John McCain's decision to run one of the most dishonest and dishonorable presidential campaigns in history is one more reason to reject his promise of more of the same failed policies and broken politics," said DNC spokesman Damien LaVera. "John McCain has kept his promise to run a new kind of campaign, but unfortunately that has meant going to new lows. Why should the voters trust John McCain with our country's future when he doesn't respect them enough to honestly defend his flawed and out of touch agenda?"
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