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July 25, 2008

CBS edited McCain interview to cover candidate's confusion about Iraq

John McCain claimed in an interview with CBS that the surge caused the Sunni Awakening. This is incorrect. The Sunni Awakening happened before the surge. CBS spliced in an answer to a different question, apparently to conceal the fact that their subject had no idea what he was talking about.

The CBS Evening News spliced together three different clips to erase McCain's false assertion that the 2007 surge caused the 2006 Anbar Awakening. Media Matters reports today that CBS also omitted a second false assertion by McCain that Iraq was the first major conflict since 9/11.

McCain is running on foreign policy, but he doesn't know what he's talking about. CBS is covering for him and the New York Times is covering for CBS.

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So, is CBS on McCain's payroll, too? Or is this just a "gimme"? ^..^

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