Friday, October 31, 2008

Chris Moore Highlights McCain Mishaps Naval Aviator

Today Chris Moore sitting in for Fred Honsberger on the program Honsberger Live presented viewers with Moore's food for thought as we near the last days of the election cycle.

WPXI Pittsburgh PA cable tv program Honsberger Live airs on PCNC television. The program Honsberger Live has not featured Fred Honsberger for over a year, there must be some contractual arrangement for the title of the program.

Moore first cited the Fairness Doctrine regarding talk shows noting the TV talk show program and its format enables for both sides of an issue to be presented and as equal time as possible given to opposing viewpoints. Including those in opposition to his own expressed on the program.

Moore noted John McCain's service to his country and praised that service.

Moore then outlined John McCain's naval record which appears to consist of a series of accidents while a naval pilot and prior to his Vietnam experience and imprisonment. He crashed one a rocket on aircraft carrier...

Moore then pointed out McCain had finished at the bottom fifth of his class at the United States Naval Academy.

Moore then made a comment about a Harvard graduate at the top of his class, but did not specifically identify Barack Obama at the point we were viewing. He said parents want children to be the best they can be... one graduates at the top of his class...

We are ready to elect a man who has graduated fifth at the bottom of his class... don't give into fear... go out and vote for the best you think could be president...

We must say Chris Moore's reference to McCain's naval record checks out over at the LA Times in a report Oct. 6th.

Mishaps mark John McCain's record as naval aviator
Three crashes early in his career led Navy officials to question or fault his judgment.
By Ralph Vartabedian and Richard A. Serrano, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
October 6, 2008

McCain's aviation record: An article in Monday's Section A about Republican presidential nominee John McCain's record as a naval aviator quoted Jeremiah Pearson and said he had been a Navy officer who flew 400 missions over Vietnam. Pearson was an officer in the Marines

John McCain was training in his AD-6 Skyraider on an overcast Texas morning in 1960 when he slammed into Corpus Christi Bay and sheared the skin off his plane's wings.

McCain recounted the accident decades later in his autobiography. "The engine quit while I was practicing landings," he wrote. But an investigation board at the Naval Aviation Safety Center found no evidence of engine failure.,0,7633315.story

The program will be repeated on cable programming later in the day and possibly can be viewed online at

What's sad is any weight this material might have in the decisions of voters may be muted by the hestitancy of the mainstream media to report on this particular record.

Conservative pundits are likely to dismiss the LA Times report as more of the same they believe they've evidenced from them as bias, liberal bias in a liberal-leaning media.

While that may be the case, there may be liberal bias in the mainstream media, and some studies actually conclude that, if the facts of these mishaps are just that, facts, they should become public knowledge today without hesitation.

In that interest we post Chris Moore's comment as best we can having viewed only a portion of the program.

Moore also hosts Black Horizons WQED Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Sundays at 2:00pm
(Episodes are rebroadcast
the following Tuesdays at 12:30am)

Moore also moderates WQED programming ON Q

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