McCain ad quotes Nevada newspaper

An anti-Obama television advertisement running nationally quotes a Nevada newspaper.

The McCain spot quotes the Las Vegas Review-Journal claiming that Obama’s tax program would be a “recipe for economic disaster.” It does not mention that it is quoting an editorial, not a news story.

Ad watch features around the nation have been scrutinizing the spot. MSNBC said the R-J reference lacked context and posted more of the editorial to give readers a better sense of the newspaper’s extreme overall views:

“Meanwhile, he [Obama] wants to raise the tax rate on the top income bracket from 35 percent to 39.6 percent, nearly double the tax rate on capital gains and dividends, and eliminate all tax breaks for the gas and oil industries and private equity firm managers. Talk about a recipe for economic disaster.”