Some readers have suggested that the RBC is unduly attached to the Obama cause and therefore unwilling to criticize the candidate or the campaign staff when they err. This is, of course, mere confusion; any apparent bias toward Obama is merely a reflection of what Steven Colbert called the liberal bias of the facts.
For example, Obama is generally a truth-teller, and his staff by and large reflects that fact. We will comment fearlessly on any departures from this norm.
Yesterday, for example, in response to John McCain’s latest exercise in scurrility, Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor said:
John McCain is an honorable man who is running an increasingly dishonorable campaign.
Let us not mince words. Only half of that statement is true. The rest is a lie.
In addition to its (ahem) partial accuracy, the statement was lame in the extreme. It doesn’t point out that the McCain ad is based on a falsehood. For that you have to go to Tallking Points Memo, which makes it clear that Obama cancelled his planned visit with wounded soldiers not because cameras wouldn’t be present but because the Defense Department told him after the trip started that he couldn’t make the visit with campaign staff, and Obama’s Senate staff wasn’t with him on the trip.