(CNN) - The Democratic National Committee launched a new Web site Monday promising to be an online clearinghouse for opposition research on John McCain.
"McCainPedia" compiles DNC research on the presumptive Republican nominee under topics like "Economy," "Ethics" and "Security" and targets McCain's "empty rhetoric" on Iraq as well as his role in the Keating Five scandal of the early 1990s. Users are also invited to access DNC video from both YouTube and FlipperTV, the Democratic Party’s archive of campaign tracking video.
In launching the site, the DNC claims that anyone can research and share the material. Unlike Wikipedia, on which the site is modeled, edits can be made only by DNC staff - not members of the public.
“This allows us to fully validate all of the information that appears, ensuring accuracy and reliability,” the “About” section of the site says. Instead, the site is “run by the DNC’s Research, Communications, and Internet teams.”
DNC Chair Howard Dean said McCainpedia would empower "millions of people to review McCain's inconsistencies and make up their own minds" about the senator's record.
The launch follows the Republican National Committee's increasing focus on Barack Obama. Their site CanWeAsk.com, launched May 9, invites voters to question the Illinois senator on issues "he has failed to address or refused to answer."
In a written statement provided to CNN, Alex Conant, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee, said the site is nothing more than “opposition research dumps by the DNC” that “will not ease voters’ concerns about Obama’s inexperience and naïve judgment.”