Quote check: ‘We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers’
“We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers.” —Neil Newhouse, Mitt Romney campaign pollster, Aug. 28, 2012 Overview A … Continue reading
Waterboarding fact check: Kessler vs. Cheney
“Contrary to Cheney’s assertion, waterboarding was an important charge in a number of the lesser-profile cases.” —Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post Fact Checker, from a Dec. … Continue reading
PolitiFact vs. Giuliani on murder conviction rates
“[Rudy] Giuliani said, “the conviction rate is almost exactly the same” for whites and blacks who commit murder. … Without statistical data to back up his … Continue reading
CNN misreports “classic study on race”
“In a classic study on race, psychologists staged an experiment with two photographs that produced a surprising result.” —CNN’s John Blake, in a Nov. 27, … Continue reading
Rich Bond and working the refs
“If you watch any great coach, what they try to do is ‘work the refs.’” —Richard N. Bond, reported in the Washington Post, Aug. 20, … Continue reading
Is health care the ‘single biggest factor’ driving down the budget deficit?
“Obama said the cost of “health care is now the single-biggest factor driving down” the federal budget deficit. … We rate Obama’s claim Mostly True.” —PolitiFact, … Continue reading
Poll shows Republicans like Obamacare more under a different name?
“Survey: Republicans Like Obamacare a Lot More if You Call It by a Different Name” –Headline of a Jonathan Cohn article in The New Republic, … Continue reading
PolitiFact mishandles corporate tax claim
“(Sen. Bernie) Sanders said, ‘In 1952, the corporate income tax accounted for 33 percent of all federal tax revenue. Today, despite record-breaking profits, corporate taxes … Continue reading
Can the U.S. address climate change and compete economically?
“Myth: The United States can’t stay economically competitive if we address climate change.” —The Democratic National Committee, Nov. 27 from its “Your Republican Uncle” website … Continue reading
Medicaid expansion cuts uncompensated care by 30 percent?
“Virginia Democrats believe they have found evidence showing states that expand their Medicaid rolls are better off than those that reject expansion. … “Barker said … Continue reading
DNC says it’s a myth humans can’t cut CO2 emissions
“Myth: Humans can’t do anything to combat rising CO2 levels.” —The Democratic National Committee, Nov. 27, 2014 on its “My Republican Uncle” website Overview … Continue reading
Education spending, Charlie Crist, and PolitiFact
“(Charlie) Crist said Scott’s per-pupil education spending is “about $200 less” than the Crist administration did during the recession. … We rate the statement Mostly … Continue reading
First Lundergan Grimes attack ad, says AP?
“Alison Lundergan Grimes, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell’s Democratic opponent, released her first attack ad Tuesday.” —The Associated Press, in a July 9, 2014 fact-check … Continue reading