DNC - John McCain vs. the Fact Checkers

Washington, DC - John McCain may be trying to sell himself as a "maverick" and a "straight talker" who will tell the truth no matter the consequences, but independent, non-partisan watchdog groups aren't buying it. Since Senator McCain wrapped up his Party's nomination, hardly a week has passed without at least one non-partisan fact checker criticizing McCain for distorting his record on something. McCain has consistently mischaracterized his record on the war in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, tax cuts, the budget, earmarks and health care reform.

To help keep track of all the distortions, the Democratic National Committee today launched a new feature on McCainpedia called "John McCain vs. the Fact Checkers." The new page summarizes the findings of the leading independent fact check groups, organizes them by issue and provides links to the full report.  It is the latest effort to put facts about John McCain's real record directly in the hands of the voters.

"Keeping track of John McCain's growing list of distortions just got a little easier," said DNC Communications Director Karen Finney.  "John McCain's rhetoric about his so-called 'straight talk' masks a disturbing pattern of misrepresenting key facts about his own record. This new tool will help voters see the real record behind McCain's misleading rhetoric so they can see for themselves all the reasons why John McCain is the wrong choice for America's future."

Last month, the DNC launched McCainpedia, the latest in a series of powerful and groundbreaking online tools designed to further engage the American people in the political process during this election by providing greater access to information. McCainpediais an electronic encyclopedia that provides the opportunity for anyone, anywhere to review the raw facts and research of John McCain's record and then use it or share it in any way they choose.

To view the new "John McCain vs. the Fact Checkers" feature on  McCainpedia, click here: http://www.mccainpedia.org/index.php/John_McCain_vs._the_Fact_Checkers.