Senator John McCain has broken a nearly week-long streak of keeping Arizona off of Comedy Central's satirical news programs.
McCain earned a spot on last night's episode of the Daily Show for discounting the show's host, Jon Stewart.
-Adam Kwasman: The Latest Arizona Politician to Appear on the Colbert Report
Last week, it was Republican Representative and congressional candidate Adam Kwasman on the Colbert Report for confusing a bus full of kids from the local YMCA for a migrant children from Central America.
This new Daily Show segment is based on McCain, in a Fox News interview, taking a shot at Stewart's relevance, saying he's not held accountable for when he gets things wrong.
Stewart shot back with a look who's talking.
To follow up on the cliff-hanger at the end of that clip, here's one such repository of that information:Politifact has recorded
30 half-truths, 29 mostly false statements, 38 false statements, and eight "pants on fire" statements (and this tracking only goes back to 2007).
Some of the greatest hits from the "false" and "pants on fire" files on McCain include his claims that he never called himself a maverick, that 1.3 million people make a living using eBay, that Obama supported bombing Pakistan, and that Obama's only accomplishment in education was teaching sex-ed to kindergartners.
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