In an April 11 NewsBusters post, Greg Sheffield tries to keep up the fiction that John McCain is a "liberal Republican." By contrast, Media Matters notes the following:
-- McCain has campaigned for George W. Bush and supports the Iraq war.
-- NARAL-Pro Choice America has given him a zero rating for the last decade.
-- He hasn't received a rating higher than 50 percent from the National Education Association in this century.
-- The right-wing John Birch Society gave him a rating of 90 in 2004; the Christian Coalition gave him an 83.
-- He supports diverting taxpayer funds to religious schools, and also supports Social Security privatization, both decidedly conservative positions.
Media image aside, where is Sheffield getting the idea that McCain is some kind of "liberal"?