After John McCain made false statements during an interview with Katie Couric, they decided to not only edit his response to her question but the fabricated a response by using three separate sentences from a response he made to another question. Absolutely ridiculous.

What’s sad about this is that people fall for this crap all the time. That’s why the national news is such a sham. There are several instances such as these. They are deliberately distorting facts. Instead of blasting McCain on his obvious misrepresentation of the facts and challenging him, Katie Couric went along with what the network decided to do with it. How can you call that honest journalism?

On the July 22 edition of the CBS Evening News, while airing portions of an interview she conducted that day with Sen. John McCain, anchor Katie Couric removed a part of his response in which he falsely asserted that the 2007 U.S. troop surge “began the Anbar awakening.” In fact, the so-called Anbar awakening reportedly began in September 2006, months before the surge was even announced. Couric had asked McCain, “Senator [Barack] Obama says while the increased number of U.S. troops contributed to increased security in Iraq, he also credits the Sunni awakening and the Shia government going after militias, and says that there might have been improved security even without the surge. What’s your response to that?” But rather than airing McCain’s direct reply, including the false claim that the surge “began the Anbar awakening” — an agreement by some tribal leaders in western Iraq to accept U.S. aid and cooperate with anti-Al Qaeda operations — Couric aired comments by McCain spliced together from three separate statements he gave during the interview, one of which responded to a different question. Couric gave no indication that these comments had been edited in any manner, nor did she otherwise note McCain’s falsehood.

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