Obama attacks McCain’s Computer Illiteracy without doing basic fact checking

There is currently an ad that is running by the Obama campaign that is attacking McCain for not using a computer on a day to day basis.

Once again, Patterico and several other blogs do the fact checking the Obama campaign did not do.  Some checking of the different quotes from magazines and other newspapers report exactly why McCain doesn’t use a computer.

From Ace of Spades comes this quote:

McCain’s severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes.

But that item came from some crazy right-wing blog right?  WRONG

Or this reference “McCain’s severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying

Or how about this post from a quote from Forbes Magazine?

“In certain ways, McCain was a natural Web candidate. Chairman of the Senate Telecommunications Subcommittee and regarded as the U.S. Senate’s savviest technologist, McCain is an inveterate devotee of email. His nightly ritual is to read his email together with his wife, Cindy. The injuries he incurred as a Vietnam POW make it painful for McCain to type. Instead, he dictates responses that his wife types on a laptop. “She’s a whiz on the keyboard, and I’m so laborious,” McCain admits.”

Hrmm might want to think this fact checking bit a bit more and re-do the ad.  Let’s attack someone who was injuired in the Vietnam War and can no longer raise his hands above his head

3 thoughts on “Obama attacks McCain’s Computer Illiteracy without doing basic fact checking

  1. Stephen Hawking can use a computer:

    The computer system attached to his wheelchair is operated by Hawking via an infra-red ‘blink switch’ clipped onto his glasses. By scrunching his right cheek up, he is able to talk, compose speeches and research papers, browse the World Wide Web, and write e-mails. The system also uses radio transmission to provide control over doors in his home and office.

    Hawking receives a new computer every 18-24 months donated by Intel. One such computer was donated in April of 2005 and is based on the Centrino chipset. It consists of two pieces, a rear chassis which houses 3 160Whr batteries and various external peripherals, and a front chassis, which houses a Tablet-PC and the speakers which project his hardware-synthesized voice. The two chassis are connected via a custom-designed umbilical cable which allows power and electrical signals to travel back and forth. Hawking’s computer can run for up to 16 hours without needing a recharge.

    The computer utilizes a wireless data card that runs on mobile phone networks. This allows Hawking to check his email and browse the web while away from a wireless LAN network. Hawking can also make and receive voice phone calls via a mobile phone with an external microphone in front of his computer speakers.

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