Rolling Stone magazine has been around for over four decades and it covers political issues as well as rock music - and has long been known for its in-your-face and contrary-to-the-truth leftism. As such it has always been a magazine impossible for readers wanting some level of objectivity to take seriously - it is always wrong on all the issues. The magazine's vendetta against Republicans in general has always been vindictive and thuggish, and it reaches a new low with Tim Dickinson's assembly of lies on McCain that relies heavily on incorrect sources and utter ignorance of the real world.
It is just another reason why Rolling Stone has no credibility. Other magazines at least try to tell the truth - Rolling Stone lies.