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(CNN) – An Ohio blogger is eating his words after a CNN fact check revealed his assertions that an Ohio gubernatorial candidate made up a story were completely false.
Anthony Fossaceca, a blogger for OhioDaily.com, lambasted Kasich's closing statement in Tuesday's Ohio Governor debate as "the lamest, most cliche closing in debate history."
Kasich told a story about running into a couple at a Bob Evans restaurant who were going over their household budget.
"I said what's – what are you doing there. They said, well my job was downgraded. The lady said my job was downgraded. We're sitting here working on the family budget. We're trying to figure out how to make it work," Kasich recounted in his statement.
In a post entitled "BREAKING: Desperate Kasich Invokes Bob Evans as Debate Opportunity Slips Away", Fosaceca surmised that the entire tale was false.
"Like much of tonight's debate, the words coming out of John Kasich's mouth were fiction. ...(In fact, someone please send me a photo of the Ohio couple in the Bob Evans with the napkin and I'll personally apologize to Congressman Kasich the next time I'm at his country club)," Fosaceca wrote.
But it turns out Fosaceca's fabrication accusation was itself less than true. Kasich was in fact at the Bob Evans. And his encounter with the cash-strapped couple just happened to be captured by CNN cameras.
CNN's Chief National Correspondent John King interviewed Kasich last week during the John King, USA Election Road Trip to Ohio.
So, JKUSA aired the footage of Kasich and the couple in the diner on Wednesday, prompting Fossaceca's modifier-laced post, 'CNN Confirms: I am a Dumbass'.
"After a year or so of listening to one story after another coming out of John Kasich's mouth, you can't blame me for being cynical or suspect of everything this guy says. He was a Wall Street insider for crying out loud. But this time (while he obviously distorted and enhanced his story a bit -and CNN points that out as well) he was still more-or-less repeating something that kind of actually happened. For that, he gets a one day pass here at OhioDaily."
"[Kasich] will get a personal apology from me. At his country club. The next time I'm there. (I'll wait quietly for the invitation and the guest pass)," he added.
Kasich, a former Congressman, is running to unseat Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland.