If you’re going to hold a conference call to complain about being called a liar, you avoid lying in the course of the conference call.
Otherwise, you’re likely to get stuff like this written about you:
By BEN SMITH
Sen. John McCain’s top campaign aides convened a conference call today to complain of being called “liars.” They pressed the media to scrutinize specific elements of Sen. Barack Obama’s record.
But the call was so rife with simple, often inexplicable misstatements of fact that it may have had the opposite effect: to deepen the perception, dangerous to McCain, that he and his aides have little regard for factual accuracy.
Footnote And try not accusing respected reporters of being “in the tank” for the other side. The Reporters’ Guild is a fearsome enterprise.
Second footnote Note the difference between the two campaigns. When Obama was behind in the polls, lots of outsiders were panicking, but the campaign just kept on keepin’ on. Now that McCain is behind, his top people are flailing about wildly.