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Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers

3:13 PM, Oct 7, 2008 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Biden spokesman David Wade, September 23 (as reported by ABC):

The Obama-Biden ticket, however, denounced GOP claims that Biden's Ohio remarks were evidence that the Democratic pair opposes clean coal as "another ham-handed lying attack from the McCain campaign."

"This is yet another false attack from a dishonorable campaign," said Biden spokesman David Wade.

Obama spokesman Hari Sevugan, September 23:

Contrary to the lies told by the McCain campaign, it was John McCain who followed Senator Obama's lead in laying out principles that call for strict oversight and accountability, protecting taxpayers, and cracking down on CEO pay.

Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor, September 18:

This is another dishonorable lie from John McCain. The Obama campaign had planned to send a surrogate to the rally. The truth is, John McCain had a real opportunity to stand up for Israel's security yesterday, but he refused to stand up to his allies in Congress who blocked Barack Obama's bipartisan divestment bill that would have increased pressure on Iran. So while Senator McCain uses the ‘Stop Iran' rally to issue dishonest political attacks, he has refused to join with Barack Obama in supporting the kind of sanctions that could actually stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.

Obama spokesman Hari Sevugan, September 12:

Today on "The View," John McCain defended his campaign's latest ad campaign, which has been debunked repeatedly as both false and sleazy. In running the sleaziest campaign since South Carolina in 2000 and standing by completely debunked lies on national television, it's clear that John McCain would rather lose his integrity than lose an election.

Obama campaign manager David Plouffe, September 9:

[McCain's] ad uses what news organizations are calling "naked lies" to reinvent two politicians whose records embody the same culture of corruption and far-right policies we've seen from the Bush administration.

Obama spokesman Bill Burton, September 8:

the McCain campaign continues to repeat the lie that Sarah Palin stopped the Bridge to Nowhere.