- Gen. Wesley Clark says that McCain’s military record (which he praised) does not automatically make McCain the best candidate for president.
- The media, led by Fox News and the McCain campaign, goes wingnut claiming that Clark attacked McCain’s military service (even though he did not).
- The McCain campaign tries to blame Obama and attack his lack of patriotism, even though Clark was not speaking on behalf of Obama, and even though Obama publicly rejected what Clark had said. Obama, who frequently calls McCain a “genuine American hero”, is forced to defend his own patriotism.
- Fox News says (repeatedly) that if Obama is patriotic, then why did he not vote to condemn Moveon.org when they ran their “General Betray-us” ad against General David Petraeus. Watch them do it in this video:
The only problem is, Obama did vote to condemn the Moveon.org “General Betray-us” ad. But as you can see in the video, this doesn’t stop Fox News from repeating this false accusation.
Lesson: Fox doesn’t actually need a valid reason to attack Obama.