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McCain wins debate that hasn’t happened yet
Apparently John McCain's campaign has access to the same time machine used by the Chinese journalists at Xinhua News who reported the launch of the Shenzhou VII spacecraft (including the astronaut's dialogue) hours before it happened. (See previous post.)

McCain's campaign has been running an ad in the Wall Street Journal's online edition declaring that "McCain Wins Debate," which is a bold assertion considering that the debate will only happen tonight.

Link: Washington Post

Categories: Advertising, Future/Time, Politics
Posted by The Curator on Fri Sep 26, 2008
Comments (6)
Dewey defeats Truman 2.0
Posted by Ostrakos  on  Fri Sep 26, 2008  at  04:32 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you for reporting this story! I haven't stopped laughing at the absurdity of the story. What we need now is a Doctor Who fanfic explaining how this happened.
Posted by Aaron Solomon Adelman  in  The Middle of Nowhere (Charleston, SC)  on  Fri Sep 26, 2008  at  04:33 PM
It just makes me think of the countless action/thrillers where the protagonist sees a news report about them and the person they're running around with being killed or arrested; and they turn to the other person and says "We have to get out of here!"
Posted by Crazy Ivan  on  Fri Sep 26, 2008  at  05:48 PM
I wish they hadn't told me. What, no spoiler alert?
I'm still going to watch even though apparently the good guy got beat.

Posted by bb  on  Fri Sep 26, 2008  at  07:46 PM
I think it's hilarious how quickly he went from "Let's postpone the debate" to "I already won it!". Does that count as flip-flopping?
Posted by fuzzfoot  in  potland, or  on  Fri Sep 26, 2008  at  11:57 PM
wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i love the info
Posted by hannah  on  Mon Sep 29, 2008  at  10:27 AM
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