McCain denies criticizing media, even though he actually did.

In a recent interview with Newsweek, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) denied saying in a recent speech that “the media often overlooked how compassionately” Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) “spoke to the concerns and dreams of millions of Americans.” “I did not [say that] — that was in prepared remarks, and I did not [say it],” McCain told the reporters. “I’m not in the business of commenting on the press and their coverage or not coverage.” But as Politico’s Jonathan Martin points out, the video of his speech shows that McCain actually did say it. Watch it:

McCain spokesman Brian Rogers told Martin that McCain “answered the way he did because his point in the speech wasn’t so much to smack the press as to compliment Sen. Clinton.”