The issue of attacks ads and dishonesty is becoming a major campaign issue, and Barack Obama‘s campaign has put out a strong ad overnight quoting a number of newspapers criticising the John McCain campaign. The ad ends with the line “Deception is all he has left”. View it here.

The ad comes on the heels of John McCain‘s appearance on popular TV talk show The View, in which several of the panellists grilled McCain about Sarah Palin, reform and his attack ads. View the video here.

Australian blogger Trevor Cook of Corporate Engagement has written a post entitled “Country second: McCain’s dishonesty is the key issue” which rounds up a number of American newspaper articles and comment pieces about McCain’s behaviour on the campaign trail.

Peter Fray

Get your first 12 weeks of Crikey for $12.

Without subscribers, Crikey can’t do what it does. Fortunately, our support base is growing.

Every day, Crikey aims to bring new and challenging insights into politics, business, national affairs, media and society. We lift up the rocks that other news media largely ignore. Without your support, more of those rocks – and the secrets beneath them — will remain lodged in the dirt.

Join today and get your first 12 weeks of Crikey for just $12.

 

Peter Fray
Editor-in-chief of Crikey

JOIN NOW