By Brad Friedman on 10/6/2004, 12:07pm PT  

On the continued Bush/Cheney tactic of taking virtually everything Kerry/Edwards have to say completely out of context. (For background, see FactCheck.org's take on just one recent Bush/Cheney commercial.)

STEWART: What is going on? The Media is playing this out like this "global test" phrase is up for grabs with what Kerry really meant by it, when it seems very clear to anybody listening to the context.

CORDDRY: Yes, John, and therein lies the fundamental problem with the Kerry campaign. The enormous gap between what John Kerry means and what the Republicans say he means.

(laughter, applause)

STEWART: I don't...I don't...I don't think I follow what you're saying.

CORDDRY: Look, John, the Bush camp's been very clear that John Kerry would give France the veto over U.S. security and John Kerry has had a real hard time being straight forward about admitting what the Republicans say he believes.

STEWART: Why, why should he admit that? It is, it is the opposite of what he said in the debate?!

CORDDRY: Right, John, and that's the problem. This constant flip-flopping. John, say what you will about George W. Bush, but you always know exactly what he says John Kerry stands for.