McCain clearly mischaracterized Obama's reaction to Russia's August invasion of its neighbor Georgia. "His first statement was, both sides ought to show restraint — again a little bit of naivete there," McCain said.Uhm. Dead wrong, McClatchy.
However, in a statement to reporters on Aug. 12, Obama condemned Russia's action and called for the attacks to stop... "
Even FactCheck.org says McCain was right in the debate:
It's true, as McCain said, that during the conflict between Georgia and Russia, Obama said, "Now is the time for Georgia and Russia to show restraint, and to avoid an escalation to full scale war" in his first statement on the conflict.(Of course, FactCheck.org tries to bail Obama out by pointing out Dana Perino initially made a similar statement. But McCain and Obama are on the ballot, not Dana Perino.)
My first post on McClatchy's lie about McCain is here, the second post is here. Both posts include links to the evidence showing McClatchy lied -- and one of the links is to a McClatchy story from August 8. My post on emailing McClatchy to ask about correcting the mistake is here.
McClatchy still hasn't corrected the error.
At McClatchy, apparently, corrections are for other people.