Obama ad distorts McCain's record on ...

Obama ad distorts McCain's record on stem cells

There are 7 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Sep 23, 2008, titled Obama ad distorts McCain's record on stem cells. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

TITLE: "Understands." LENGTH: One minute. AIRING: On radio stations in Madison, Wis.; the Obama campaign said it is running in other markets across Wisconsin but would not identify them.

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PNW mom


#1 Sep 23, 2008
Why can't embryonic stem cell research be treated the same way as organ donations from babies whose parents are reaching out to other families?
Clarence Thomas

Orlando, FL

#3 Sep 23, 2008
It's unfair to Mr. Mcpain because sarah palin is the end result of a catastrophic embryonic stem cell research gone bad and he ended choosing her anyway!

San Antonio, TX

#4 Sep 23, 2008
Your headline (and the body of the article to a lesser extent) demonstrate the utter lack of journalistic Integrity that has come to be the norm in the mass media. Your own reporting establishes that John McCain has "stood in the way of stem cell research" (i.e., the letter he signed with 20 Republican lawmakers in 2000 asking the National Institutes of Health to block proposed studies on stem cells), he is running on the Republican platform which opposes stem cell research, and he has pick a running mate who adamantly opposes embryonic stem cell research. Exactly where is the distortion your alleged 'Analysis' uncovers? How about "John McCain flip flops and cannot be pinned down on Stem Cell research" as your next Headline.

United States

#5 Sep 23, 2008
On the Rick Warren forum Mr. Mccain stated that he falls on the side of stem cell research. He had previously stated that human rights begin at conception. Sounds like "flip flopping" to me.
Tik Tok

Sacramento, CA

#6 Sep 25, 2008
So, is McCain running against his own party's platform, which does oppose embryonic stem cell research? Does he get to have it both ways, depending on his audience? I always thought you could look to the platform to find out a candidate's stand on issues, but the Tribune seems to allow a candidate to disavow that in order to contend that McCain's opponent is incorrect on a point. In my view, if a candidate runs as a party's candidate, he's tagged with the party's stand on issues, and must make a very direct statement to refuse a position the party has advocated in its platform. McCain not only has not done that, but has pandered to the religious right by choosing Palin, a person who openly supports continuation of Bush's ban on embryonic stem cell research.

Since: Nov 07


#7 Sep 25, 2008
Newsflash! Liberals are lying and distorting facts, really?

United States

#8 Oct 5, 2008
It seems that someone will say anything to get elected even if he has to lie.

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