The Wall Street Journal made a mistake in posting a political advertisement for John McCain, before the debate even took place. It seems that the ad was not supposed to be placed until after the debate, but due to a clerical error made the paper in the AM edition, before the debate even took place. You have to admit that Mr. McCainhas confidence in his ability to win a debate, without the benefit of having the public decide who was actually the real winner. 🙂

No one from Dow Jones or the WSJ answered other questions regarding who approved the ad, the editorial process involved in accepting ads, potential ethical considerations, the possibility of the ad being confused with a headline, whether the ad would have run even if McCain hadn’t decided to attend the debate, or whether the Journal would have run it in the event the editorial staff or polls decided he’d actually lost—not answering all likely a smart move on their part.

I don’t know about you, but I am tired of the lies from both candidates. I originally thought that both McCain and Obama would steer clear of attacks that misinterpreted the facts. Unfortunately that does not appear to be the case.

Comments welcome.

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