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Hume dimisses McCain gaffe as ‘a blip’ and ‘a senior moment.’

By Ali Frick on March 23, 2008 at 10:46 am

"Hume dimisses McCain gaffe as ‘a blip’ and ‘a senior moment.’"

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This week, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) repeatedly and falsely claimed that Iran was training al Qaeda in Iraq. Ignoring the fact that McCain made the error at least three separate times, Fox News’s Brit Hume dismissed the mistake today as simply “a blip” and “a senior moment.” Hume insisted that “we all” agree that McCain has understanding and knowledge of world affairs. Watch it:

Hume’s dismissal of McCain’s gaffe as “a senior moment” ignores the fact that McCain’s campaign is stubboronly defending his misleading oversimplification of the facts on the ground.

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