FactCheck to McCain: that's not what we said

Remember that report which concluded (dubiously, I've argued) that Sarah Palin had been the victim of "sliming"?

FactCheck now reports that the McCain campaign is misusing the report in question by suggesting, in a new ad, that the alleged "sliming" came from the Obama campaign. Here's how FactCheck puts it in its latest report, "McCain-Palin Distorts Our Finding":

With its latest ad, released Sept. 10, the McCain-Palin campaign has altered our message in a fashion we consider less than honest. The ad strives to convey the message that said "completely false" attacks on Gov. Sarah Palin had come from Sen. Barack Obama. We said no such thing. We have yet to dispute any claim from the Obama campaign about Palin.

They call the ad "Fact Check." It says "the attacks on Gov. Palin have been called 'completely false' ... 'misleading.' " On screen is a still photo of a grim-faced Obama. Our words are accurately quoted, but they had nothing to do with Obama.
Now that's "sliming."
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