(CNN) –Cindy McCain, wife of Republican presidential nominee John McCain, criticized the media at a weekend fundraiser, telling supporters that the hosts of The View “picked our bones clean.”
"In spite of what you see …in the newspapers, and on shows like The View - I don't know if any of you saw The View yesterday, they picked our bones clean - in spite of what you see, that's not what the American people are saying and what they are believing," said McCain, in a recording obtained by ABC News. "They are now seeing a clear difference with these candidates, and they are seeing who is going to make the best president, and that's why we're pulling ahead."
Earlier: CNN's Bill Schneider on Cindy McCain's tough tone at the GOP convention
John McCain had a tough exchange with the hosts of The View during a recent appearance, during which he was pressed on the credentials of running mate Sarah Palin, claims in his campaign ads that co-host Joy Behar called “lies,” and how many houses he and his wife own.
Watch John McCain get grilled on The View
How does it feel Cindy? It is about time you and your husband were put in the hot seat...it strikes me as rather funny that you guys can dish it out but you sure can't take it. The media finally gets tough with you and you start to whine as usual.
OMG – an angry white woman. Why doesn't her anger inspire the same sentiments as Michelle Obama? It is ok for a white woman to be angry and forceful. But let a black woman do the same and negativity is attached to her.
The reason that interviewers are "picking the bones clean" of the McCain campaign is because John McCain has not been running merely a dirty campaign, but an outright lying one. Let's check some of McCain's claims on the View:
1) Gov. Palin didn't accept earmarks as governor? FALSE. She took 200 million in earmarks.
2) Obama supports comprehensive sex education for kindergarteners? FALSE
3) Obama called Gov. Palin a pig? Oh, please. FALSE
4) McCain never changed on anything? FALSE. Think taxes, immigration, offshore drilling, and McCain-Feingold.
... And many more.
The truth can't be grilled. Lies are the lard of politics, which make that sizzling sound.
Go Obama/Biden 08
Sorry Cindy, that is EXACTLY what the American people are saying and what they are believing! Thank goodness we have people to ask the questions we would love to ask you, your husband & the Palin's! If you want to be the first family you'd better learn to handle the media- not avoid it.
Put on your big girl pants and shuck it up...
It's about time someone calls McCain on all the lies he has been saying and the little wife can't take it. To bad. The sad thing is the news reporters are the ones that should be checking into what is being said by both sides, not the fluff.
cindy if you and your husband run a dirty campaign full of lies don't be surprised if americans ostracize you. You get what you deserve via your actions.
Cindy wasn't exactly "nice"herself..... all she had to do was smile sweetly and say "7" or "8" or whatever the heck number of houses is.....but she had to run off at the mouth with a snide comment.....and at one point McShame looked and sounded like his "temper" just might get the best of him.....and he STILL didn't answer the question..... yeah, yeah, I know, you won't print this....
That's EXACTLY what we are saying and what we are believing.
What, you feelin exposed Cindy? You SHOULD.
Imagine blaming the very press that keeps their lies covered up as much as humanly possible. Then a small group of women diced and sliced the poor old geezer and now they are the culprits.
The GOP mantra is and has always been tell a lie and have everyone swear to it as long as possible then when the truth comes out blame the people who confronted their lies.
it was the VIEW..come on
So the media doing its job is "picking your bones clean" Cindy?
oh for heaven's sake. The ladies on the View did not bring up her husband's adultery, his abandonment of his first wife, Mrs. McCain's drug addiction and theft from a charity, her lies about the circumstances of her daughter's adoption. They did what they should have done–refuse to accept bogus explanations and half-truths.
Unfortunitly Mr and Mrs McCain that’s EXACTLY how Americans feel about your campaign. They asked the exactly question millions of Americans have in mind. A the medium have been bias and McCain campaign has been running false campaign. Obama NEVER said he was sex education for kindergarten students!
Cindy McCain went on The View with her MILLION DOLLAR outfit and thought she was too CUTE to be asked question that the MAJOR media WILL NOT ask her or her husband and his VP pick...........WHAT a shame, the question asked on The View should have been asked MONTHS ago by the MEDIA reporters and again when Palin was selected by McCain.
This must be the same thing that McCain FIRST wife said about CINDY LOU?
That's one scary photo. Could it be she's not clean and serene any longer?
Oh poor McCain and Family. I have seen you all for who you are and am grateful that people like the women of the view finally went for the meat.
Agent of Change yeah whatever..
It's called political campaigning. Has the GOP forgotten how it's done or something? The slightest questioning is called an 'attack'. It's not an attack, it's politics. Happens every four years. If they can't take it, they shouldn't be in the race.
Life is hard when people actually want answers... whaa whaa
Cindy McCain is absolutely right!
The media is furious, because they are not able to destroy the
McCain campaign and his brilliant choice for VP.
We, the American people, are onto them, and the more they try
to disparrage Sarah Palin the more we swarm to her side to
Once again, the Democrats has snatched defeat out of the
jaws of victory!
And we have met the woman who is eventually going to become
the first female President of the United States.
And it's NOT Hillary Clinton!
Currently the polls seemed tied.... I would gather if your husband John McCain and his VP choice Sarah Palin were not lying to the american people who vote, then you wouldn't have been questioned about it.. You deserve no sympathy from me as when you lie you accept the consequences of those lies.. God doesnt like liars as its one of those ten commandments. Your husband is blaming Obama for not doing town halls with him for the negative campaign he claimed wouldn't be a part of. Obama doesnt have to campaign on McCains terms period... That is childish and even worse from a 72 yr old man.
Yes, that's because you can't answer tough questions.
WOW...Picked bone cleans....The View made them LOOK A FOOL. Other new shows, need to take tips on how to interview candiates...They did a darn good job...