Well, it seems at least one MSM organ is beginning to tell at least one of the stories other have been ignoring. Â Yesterday, I wondered why they weren’t “[p]ointing out that Obama has runÂ more negative ads than has John McCainÂ and hasÂ misrepresentedÂ (i.e.,Â lied about) John McCain’s record in many of them (as well as in his stump speeches).”
Well, today, the New York Times is running an article (on its front page of all places!), “Dubious Claims in Obama’s Ads Against McCain, Despite Vow of Truth.” Â You see, the Democratic nominee promised he would respond to McCain’s allegedly deceptive ads, “with the truth. . . . Â I’m not going to start making up lies about John McCain.â€
I guess that claim was just another Obama fabrication. Â Or maybe he switched positions as he has on so many other issues.
While conservative bloggers, pundits and radio talk show hosts have been taking note of Obama’s deceptions for weeks, today the Times finally reports the story. Â Reporters Jim Rutenberg and Julie Bosmand find that, in radio and television ads, the Illinois Democrat has lied about McCain’s position on stem cell research, alternative energy, Social Security reform and immigration:
In all, Mr. Obama has released at least five commercials that have been criticized as misleading or untruthful against Mr. McCain’s positions in the past two weeks. Mr. Obama drew complaints from many of the independent fact-checking groups and editorial writers who just two weeks ago were criticizing Mr. McCain for producing a large share of this year’s untruthful spots (â€œPants on Fire,â€ the fact-checking Web site PolitiFact.com wrote of Mr. Obama’s advertisement invoking Mr. Limbaugh; â€œFalse!â€ FactCheck.org said of his commercial on Social Security.)
Even Democrats are beginning to take notice and think this may hurt his campaign.
Chalk one up for the Old Gray Lady.