I was really excited to hear on NPR today that Barack Obama’s campaign has decided to deal with slanderous accusations head on. They’ve put together a new site, Fight the Smears, that calls these accusations what they are: lies.
For example, the site responds to the smear that “Barack Obama Won’t Say The Pledge of Allegiance/Won’t Put His Hand Over His Heart” this way:
LIE: Barack Obama won’t say the pledge
LIE: Barack Obama won’t put his hand over this heart during the pledge of allegiance
TRUTH: View video of Barack leading The Pledge of Allegiance in the United States Senate.
It’s about time a candidate confronted such fear mongering. Check out the site to see more rumors dispelled, including those about his faith and his wife.
Just another reason to like Obama.
Hi Karl, while we’re on the issue of ill-publicized political news stories, I ran across this article in the NYT regarding McCain’s $225,000 in credit card debt and the income streams of both candidates. I think it speaks volumes on their ideas of fiscal responsibility and I haven’t seen any coverage outside of this particular article. Then again, perhaps I don’t listed to as much NPR as I used to.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/14/us/politics/14disclosure.html?scp=1&sq=mccain%2C american express&st=nyt