In an article on Barack Obama’s rally today in Florida, ABC News gets the date of John McCain’s article in Contingencies magazine spectacularly wrong.
ABC News writes:
Obama used McCain’s words – and the financial crisis against him – reading a quote from McCain which was published in "Contingencies" magazine last year.
"Opening up the health insurance market to more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade in banking, would provide more choices of innovative products less burdened by the worst excesses of state-based regulation, McCain said in the magazine in their September/.October 2007 issue.
Wrong! John McCain penned his article pushing deregulation of the health insurance market, citing his support for deregulation of the banking sector, in the September/October 2008 issue of Contingencies magazine. That is this month’s issue. The fact that McCain is urging deregulation this month in an article while proclaiming himself a pro-regulation populist on the stump is the story. And ABC News completely misses it because they can’t get basic facts right.