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FactCheck.org Skewers McCain Campaign Ad

Jul 31, 2020
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It didn’t take long for FactCheck.org, those intrepid truth-seekers at University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School of Public Policy, to shredSen. John McCain’s latest TV ad, which essentially said Sen. Barack Obama is responsible for record gas prices. In an analysis titled, "A Full Tank of Nonsense," FactCheck.org refutes just about everything in the spot. We covereda lot of this yesterday, so here are some of the highlights:
existing CAFE standards, not tightening them, as Obama would do.
These analyses are becoming a ritual for FactCheck.org. This is the fifth McCain campaign adcited by the Website for spreading false information in the last month. It’s safe to say there is a pattern developing here. McCain has frequently criticizedObama as "just another typical politician who will do and say whatever is most expedient for Barack Obama." We suggest McCain take a long, hard look in the mirror the next time he gets the urge to say such things.
Dexter Cooke

Dexter Cooke

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Dexter Cooke is an economist, marketing strategist, and orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of experience crafting compelling narratives that resonate worldwide. He holds a Journalism degree from Columbia University, an Economics background from Yale University, and a medical degree with a postdoctoral fellowship in orthopedic medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dexter’s insights into media, economics, and marketing shine through his prolific contributions to respected publications and advisory roles for influential organizations. As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive knee replacement surgery and laparoscopic procedures, Dexter prioritizes patient care above all. Outside his professional pursuits, Dexter enjoys collecting vintage watches, studying ancient civilizations, learning about astronomy, and participating in charity runs.
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