Disputed Definition - +0 Lies
Rudy Giuliani at the RNC:
And being a “Top Gun” kind of guy, he became a fighter pilot.
According to factcheck.org:
McCain was a bomber pilot, and he himself makes this clear on page 173 of his book “Faith of my Fathers”: “I trained exclusively in the A-4 Skyhawk, the small bomber that I would soon fly in combat missions.”
Giuliani went on auto-pilot, repeating this lie told repeatedly over the life of the campaign by various surrogates and journalists.
Update: To be clear, one of our editors remains convinced this is a lie repeated not just by Giuliani, but also by sources like the New York Times. While there seems ample evidence that ‘fighter pilots’ and ‘bomber pilots’ are distinct job in the military, and that John McCain’s job was a ‘bomber pilot’, there appears to be enormous public confusion on the dwindling distinction between those jobs. Therefore, we are removing the point attributed to this entry.