Count the Lies #105: Palin’s False Claim About Terrorists
Washington, DC – The Democratic National Committee today updated the Count the Lies counter after CNN called Sarah Palin’s claim that Barack Obama is “palling around” with terrorists “false.” The McCain-Palin campaign’s latest lie came on the same day the Washington Post reported that the campaign is preparing a last ditch barrage of negative ads aimed at “turning the page” from the economic crisis facing working families.
Since John McCain locked up his party’s nomination and promised to run a respectful campaign in February, at least 105 independent, non-partisan fact checks have to debunked McCain campaign lies. Visit www.democrats.org/CountTheLies to see the updated Count the Lies counter.
CNN Calls Palin Claim about Palling Around With Terrorists “False.” “The New York Times article cited by Palin concluded that ‘the two men do not appear to have been close. Nor has Mr. Obama ever expressed sympathy for the radical views and actions of Mr. Ayers.’ Other publications, including the Washington Post, Time magazine, the Chicago Sun-Times, The New Yorker and The New Republic, have said that their reporting doesn’t support the idea that Obama and Ayers had a close relationship.
The McCain campaign did not respond Saturday to a request for elaboration on Palin’s use of the plural ‘terrorists.’ Verdict: False. There is no indication that Ayers and Obama are now ‘palling around,’ or that they have had an ongoing relationship in the past three years. Also, there is nothing to suggest that Ayers is now involved in terrorist activity or that other Obama associates are.” CNN.com, 10/5/08: