I’ll vote for him but he’s still a liar

The BBC, ever ready to publish something anti-Republican, have dug up the Head Jailer at the Hanoi Hilton during the Vietnam War where John McCain was incarcerated after having to eject from his jet. It now appears that after all this time they were actually the best of mates and the North Vietnamese were nice chaps.
“McCain is my friend,” said 75-year-old Mr Duyet as he feeds the caged birds he now keeps in his garden in this coastal city. “If I was American, I would vote for him.”
“…. I can confirm to you that we never tortured him. We never tortured any prisoners.”
Besides lying about being tortured then, McCain is still lying;
“But I can somehow sympathise with him. He lies to American voters in order to get their support for his presidential election.”
You have to give it to the BBC; they start the article with ‘I would vote for him’ and from that point on ‘McCain’s a lying hound’ Didn’t torture prisoners….yeah right.


  • “The BBC, ever ready to publish something anti-Republican”???

    You’re kidding, right? BBC World News is no pro-GOP it’s sickening. If you believe the “jailer endorsement” video is meant to “hurt” McCain, you’re dreaming. The interview was clearly intended to suggest how McCain “wins over his enemies” and earns their respect, not to suggest “bad guys like McCain”… what I’d describe as the interpretation of a two-year old.

    Back when John Kerry made his infamous “you get stuck in Iraq” gaffe last year, the BBC reported it as “fact” that Kerry was “disparaging the troops” and then interviewed a GOP representative to comment. Not once did anyone suggest Kerry meant something else.

    The BBC has played up the “Iran has nukes” meme, and frequently reports stories on how Israel has done such bombing campaigns in the past without retaliation (maybe because they know the U.S would defend Israel?) to suggest the U.S. could probably do the same with minimal consequence.

    I don’t think you actually watch the BBC if you believe they have a Left-leaning bias.

  • Mugsy,

    My interpretation of anything involving the North Vietnamese communists starts with skepticism so my comments were more from that angle. You’re right, I don’t watch the BBC so in this case I would defer to your interpretation of the article as it makes some sense but I’m still of the mind that the BBC, like it’s antipodean cousin, the ABC is unashamedly left wing.

    Yes, the interpretation of a two year old…the other almost 60 years has been involved in the pursuit and defeat of communism and condemning the left wing support, then of the communists, and now of those forces that oppose the west. If you Google BBC Bush Iraq it’s pretty hard not to deduce left wing interpretations.

  • Sorry but I don’t have cognitive dishonesty nuance skills.

    Please explain again how finding a person to call McCain a liar helps him.

  • For goodness sake. The BBC is the state funded propaganda arm of the British Labour government,