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NBC Takes Dig at McCain Tech-Savvy, Distorts Adviserís Blackberry Comments
NewsBusters ^ | September 17, 2008 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 09/17/2008 9:14:21 AM PDT by Rufus2007

Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, Ariz., has acknowledged his technological shortcomings, but some in the media continue to portray him as a techno-phobe with no meaningful contributions to that sector of the economy.

The September 16 "NBC Nightly News" examined McCain's rhetoric on the campaign trail in the wake of a serious banking crisis. Correspondent Kelly O'Donnell reported one campaign advisor cited McCain's legislative effort opening the door to technological advancements as evidence of his ability to steer Americans through the turbulent time.

"And Brian, when an adviser today was stressing John McCain's economic credentials, he told reporters that McCain quote ‘helped make this little miracle happen' - the Blackberry or cell phone - citing his work on the Commerce Committee," O'Donnell said.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blackberry; holtzeakin; mccain; mccainpalin; nbc; propagandawingofdnc
How come the media has taken this absurd "McCain invented the Blackberry" comment and running with it?
1 posted on 09/17/2008 9:14:21 AM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

They are biased and gaffe-obsessed. I heard the full quote and understood fully what was said . . . and meant.

For high-profile “journalists” to misrepresent this is indicative of bias or ignorance . . .or both.


2 posted on 09/17/2008 9:23:10 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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Because it’s so much like the “Gore invented the internet” cr@p. Keep in mind, though, that McCain laughed when he heard this statement, saying he has no idea where an idea like that came from. Stupid staffer...


3 posted on 09/17/2008 9:23:44 AM PDT by I'm ALL Right! ("Peace is the absence of opposition to socialism." - Karl Marx)
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To: Rufus2007

Payback for the Gore invented the Internet distortion.


4 posted on 09/17/2008 9:30:24 AM PDT by gracesdad
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Exactly, notice the MSM is not running McCain saying this was a “bone headed comment”


5 posted on 09/17/2008 9:40:21 AM PDT by Cathy
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To: gracesdad

yep, but since McCain didn’t say it, it won’t have legs


6 posted on 09/17/2008 9:41:41 AM PDT by Homer1
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To: Rufus2007
NBC LIES
7 posted on 09/17/2008 11:30:30 AM PDT by timestax
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To: timestax
MSNBC LIES >
8 posted on 09/17/2008 11:33:08 AM PDT by timestax
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To: Rufus2007

NBC - National Barack Channel


9 posted on 09/17/2008 11:35:35 AM PDT by Enterprise (No Oil for Democrats!)
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To: timestax

BUMP


10 posted on 09/17/2008 11:45:47 AM PDT by timestax
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To: timestax
NBC LIES
11 posted on 09/17/2008 8:16:27 PM PDT by timestax
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