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McCain to Interpreter: Thanks!

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26 February 2008 08:49

Last week we ran a brief report (see the last dot point down) on a rather embarassing error on News.com.au's website. News.com.au had run a photo slideshow rather slyly insinuating that Senator John McCain was holding up his reluctant wife's arm in triumph at political rallies. The real explanation, of course, was that McCain's war injuries prevent him raising his arms above his shoulders without help. So it was her holding his arm up, not the other way around.

After posting this item on the blog we also alerted the ABC's Media Watch program. And what do you know, thanks to our tip-off, they ran it last night!

Photo by Flickr user ColetteV, used under a Creative Comons licence.

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