Is John McCain getting a free pass from the media?

Obama and Clinton's statements are put under a microscope by the media every day while McCain makes repeated misstatements and other statements showing he is out of touch but is not called on it.

For instance McCain falsely stated four times that Iran is trading Al Qaeda personnel who then go into Iraq. McCain also keeps confusing Sunni and Shi'a in his statements. Also at one gathering, when asked about the causes of the mortgage foreclosure crisis, McCain had no idea and had to call someone else to the podium to answer.

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  • Frank
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    All of the attention is on the Democratic race... things are usually over by now.

    Once the Dem nominee is finalized, we will see the dirt come out on McCain and he will be in the spotlight often.

  • 1 decade ago

    First of all, McCain isn't getting the attention because a single unchallenged candidate isn't nearly as sexy of a story as a heated contest between two (politically speaking) neophyte minorities.

    Second of all, Iran IS training Al Qaeda. Maybe not actively (think getting a chunk of Iran's government's budget) but I am sure it's not exactly hunting them down and imprisoning them day and night. Also, the reason he might not know about the mortgage thing is that he isn't a finance guy, he's a war guy. If the mortgage meltdown was the #1 priority, Romney would still be in this race.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    McCain is not getting a free pass, its just that Hillary and Obama keep taking shots at each other and demanding press coverage

  • 1 decade ago

    It's sad that Hillary is running an Ad to support McCain

    Most people for guns and Religion are Republicans... will never vote for a democrat especially a Clinton

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  • 1 decade ago

    Because McCain has his votes locked up. The republicans stick together like ants.

  • Dharma
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    He's old and white...he'll get a free pass all the way to the white house and this country will continue on its descent. Americans are the most ignorant of all people in the world.

    Source(s): We are living in a Hannity America.
  • 1 decade ago

    I watched the Today show this morning, and the media is so busy grooming Obama, that all their time is devoted to him.

    There was a blip on McCain and even negatives about Hillary since she is no longer their "golden girl." The big deal today was how Obama plays basketball!

    ~

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    its a close race in the democrats nomination for pres-mccain has no one to go against. maybe when he goes head to head with someone the media will take notice

  • Power
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Republicans have low standards for the people they vote for OBVIOUSLY. Democrats don't care what he says they are not going to be responsibile for putting him in office anyway.

    Republicans live in fear & have to sabotage others to build themselves up so they will find things that aren't there & make them look bad.

  • Zardoz
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    They always give Republicans a pass.

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