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  • Meet McCain 'birthers': ABC, CBS, NBC, FactCheck, N.Y. Times, more

    03/08/2010 7:02:51 PM PST · by Man50D · 135 replies · 1,096+ views ^ | March 08, 2010 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Many of the same news organizations and research groups today dismissing concerns about Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility were far more eager to cover the issue when Republican presidential candidate John McCain was the subject. An archive search shows the question of McCain's birth certificate and his eligibility to be president was actively pursued by Democratic Party activists and the mainstream media in the run-up to the 2008 presidential election, despite the ridicule now heaped upon those questioning Obama's qualifications under Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution. In an article published Feb. 28, 2008, months before McCain was nominated for...
  • FACT CHECK: Dueling polls and dubious stats

    02/25/2010 2:14:40 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 436+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/25/10 | Calvin Woodward and Jim Drinkard - ap
    WASHINGTON – Beware of politicians quoting poll numbers. That was one lesson from the White House health policy conference Thursday as lawmakers in both parties cherry-picked survey results, ignored contrary findings and presented public opinion, which is highly nuanced on these questions, as a slam-dunk. Claims, counterclaims and statistics flew through the room in the daylong talkfest by President Barack Obama and lawmakers from both parties. Some didn't hold up to the facts. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada suggested his party hasn't been preparing to do an end-run around the normal legislative process to pass a health care...
  • Reid says Republicans have used reconciliation more than Democrats

    02/25/2010 12:03:40 PM PST · by Dementio · 18 replies · 1,057+ views
    Politifact ^ | 2-25-2010 |
    Whether or not a reconciliation bill on health care meets the intent of the legislative procedure is certainly a matter for legitimate debate. But Reid said reconciliation has been used 21 times since 1981, and that most of the time, it's been Republicans who have initiated it. We find that there have been 22 reconciliation votes, 14 of them by a Republican-controlled Congress, and that it makes more sense -- in light of the debate over making an end-run around the 60-vote threshold -- to focus on the reconciliation bills that passed without a supermajority. But even then, Republicans have...
  • DOH indirectly confirms: Factcheck COLB date filed and certificate number impossible

    02/23/2010 8:02:16 AM PST · by butterdezillion · 3,699 replies · 35,803+ views
    Butterdezillion | Feb 23, 2010 | Butterdezillion
    I've updated my blog to include the e-mail from Janice Okubo confirming that they assign birth certificate numbers in the state registrar's office and the day they do that is the "Date filed by state registrar". The pertinent portion from Okubo's e-mail: In regards to the terms “date accepted” and “date filed” on a Hawaii birth certificate, the department has no records that define these terms. Historically, the terms “Date accepted by the State Registrar” and “Date filed by the State Registrar” referred to the date a record was received in a Department of Health office (on the island of...
  • Fact-checking Obama's State of the Union

    01/28/2010 2:25:34 PM PST · by Josh Painter · 8 replies · 596+ views
    Political Lore Blog ^ | January 28, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Josh Painter
    The Associated Press found ten whoppers in President Obama's State of the Union address. they are detailed here. Ed Morrissey was surprised, not that AP found errors, but rather that it found "only ten" in the speech: Maybe the Associated Press got as tired as everyone else listening to Barack Obama’s lengthy State of the Union speech last night and stopped paying attention after an hour. Or perhaps AP only found ten because it assigned less than half the number of fact-checkers to the task than it detailed to delve into Sarah Palin's book with a fine-toothed comb. Indeed, Morrissey...
  • Obama State of Union Fact Check

    01/28/2010 4:06:18 AM PST · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 6 replies · 774+ views ^ | 1/27/2010 | Peter Andrew
    This article has 23 Fact Checks on Obama's talk...Here is one of them Obama State of the Union Fact Check # 6 – Pretending to be a Budget Cutter – The Budget Freeze That Wasn’t! 1/27/2010 - The president formally announced his plan to supposedly freeze some spending for 3 years. He may call it a spending freeze but his plan does not freeze spending. He’s counting on you to think that when he says spending freeze it means spending will remain at the same level over the next few years. That’s not true. His idea of a spending freeze...
  • FACT CHECK: Obama and the "hatchet" job

    01/27/2010 7:23:31 PM PST · by Emile · 11 replies · 1,248+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 1/27/10 | Calvin Woodward
    President Barack Obama, who once considered government spending freezes a hatchet job, told Americans on Wednesday it's now part of his solution to the exploding deficit. He didn't explain what had changed. His State of the Union speech skipped over a variety of complex realities in laying out a "common-sense" call to action. A look at some of his claims and how they compare with the facts:
  • Obama at Brookings - FACT Check

    12/08/2009 12:08:07 PM PST · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 12 replies · 874+ views ^ | 12/8/9 | Peter Andrew
    "We got our 11-member investigative team together to look into the Obama speech on the economy given today at the liberal think-tank, the Brookings Institution. They found 10 pieces of solid Brookings Bull very quickly…and they’re still coming up with more (there are plenty). Here’s the first glance... ...Obama’s Brookings Bull # 3 - Republicans Caused this Mess 12/8/9 OBAMA: We were forced to take those steps largely without the help of an opposition party which, unfortunately, after having presided over the decision-making that led to the crisis, decided to hand it over to others to solve. FACTS: While republican...
  • FACT CHECK: Yes, Obama was born in the United States (BS propaganda needs freeping)

    12/07/2009 10:47:09 PM PST · by Frantzie · 211 replies · 4,960+ views
    The Florida Times Union ^ | 11-29-2009 | Carole Fader
    More than a few Times-Union readers want to know: Is Barack Obama eligible to be president of the United States? All the independent fact-checking sources, some of which did extensive original research on the issue, conclude that Obama is a natural born citizen, having been born on American soil in Honolulu, and is thus eligible to be president.
  • The AP's Palin panic

    11/20/2009 2:06:53 AM PST · by Scanian · 53 replies · 2,788+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 20, 2009 | Editorial
    Sarah Palin -- the Associated Press wants folks to believe -- is so pat ently unqualified as a political leader that no one, absolutely no one, could possibly take her seriously. Except, it seems, the Associated Press. Indeed, the latest example -- in which the AP sent 11 (count 'em: 11) reporters to "fact-check" Palin's new book, "Going Rogue" -- suggests that the agency is pathologically obsessed with the former Alaska governor and '08 GOP veep candidate. Gee, what on earth are they afraid of? AP didn't send 11 reporters to fact-check President Obama's two books (it didn't bother to...
  • Fact-Check This, Associated Press! (media continues to ignore glaring contradictions in O's bio)

    11/18/2009 4:56:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies · 1,159+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 11/18/2009 | Jack Cashill
    "I think Obama's in a league with TR," observes historian and presidential biographer Douglas Brinkley. "He created his political reputation through the written word." To be sure, no one has ever accused Sarah Palin, a defeated vice presidential candidate, of creating her reputation thusly. One has to wonder, then, why her book, Going Rogue, would merit a fact-check by no fewer than eleven Associated Press reporters when neither the AP nor any other mainstream outlet has spent a moment vetting the books of the "author in chief," as President Barack Obama was anointed in a November GQ article, "Barack Obama's...
  • Fact-Checking the "Fact-Checkers" (AP lies on Palin debunked)

    11/15/2009 2:21:48 AM PST · by SolidWood · 18 replies · 1,442+ views
    C4P ^ | November 15, 2009 | The Editors
    [...] Hey, don't be too hard on the AP. CNN is also into fact-checking... SNL skit's that are "mean" to Obama. Here's some real fact-checking. Fasten your seat belts... On Governor Palin’s 2006 Campaign Financing AP “FACTS”: “Of the roughly $1.3 million she raised for her primary and general election campaigns for governor, more than half came from people and political action committees giving at least $500, according to an AP analysis of her campaign finance reports. The maximum that individual donors could give was $1,000; $2,000 for a PAC. Of the rest, about $76,000 came from Republican Party committees.”...
  • FACT CHECK: Health insurers' profits 35th of 53 ("obscene" profits? Lies Lies Lies... WH on a roll.)

    10/26/2009 9:23:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 734+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/26/09 | Calvin Woodward - ap
    WASHINGTON – In the health care debate, Democrats and their allies have gone after insurance companies as rapacious profiteers making "immoral" and "obscene" returns while "the bodies pile up." But in pillorying insurers over profits, the critics are on shaky ground. Ledgers tell a different reality. Health insurance profit margins typically run about 6 percent, give or take a point or two. That's anemic compared with other forms of insurance and a broad array of industries, even some beleaguered ones. Profits barely exceeded 2 percent of revenues in the latest annual measure. This partly explains why the credit ratings of...
  • CNN's SNL 'Fact Check' Generates Backlash

    10/07/2009 3:04:17 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 53 replies · 3,154+ views
    TVNewser ^ | October 7, 2009 | Kevin Allocca
    CNN is receiving criticism, of many different kinds from many different places, for a segment Monday on "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." The segment "fact-checked" a Saturday Night Live sketch. The sketch, which has been deemed the show's first viral hit of the season, cataloged Pres. Obama's supposed lack of accomplishments. The Wall Street Journal's James Taranto called the idea "a bizarre exercise." The Baltimore Sun's David Zurawik wrote, "Fact checking a comedy sketch -- I will say no more." FNC's Greg Gutfeld showed the clip on Red Eye and joked, "Seriously, reviewing an 'SNL' skit for accuracy is...
  • FACT CHECK: In health debate, Obama's stories of hardship don't always hold up to scrutiny

    09/29/2009 4:04:36 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies · 757+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 9/29/09 | CALVIN WOODWARD , Associated Press
    One of President Barack Obama's health care "horror stories" is about a woman who, he says, lost her health insurance on the verge of breast cancer surgery because she didn't disclose a case of acne to the insurer. That's not what happened. Robin Lynn Beaton, 59, of Waxahachie, Texas, indeed had her insurance suspended and then terminated when she needed it the most. Hers is a cautionary tale about how an insurance company can act in a seemingly arbitrary manner to revoke coverage for lifesaving treatment. But not for the reasons Obama cites.
  • Fact Check

    09/12/2009 10:14:27 AM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 15 replies · 1,321+ views
    Please excuse the vanity. Could anyone verify if Fact Check is legitimate? It was recently discovered that some internet fact checking website was nothing but two liberally biased individuals putting their spin on the information they were checking on and posting it to their site. I thought it was Fact Check. If this is not correct, I apologize for giving the wrong impression, but it would also be an opportunity to set that straight in the responses. If anyone could help me out and provide a link I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
  • AP fact-checks the speech: Obama was pretty much lying through his teeth

    09/10/2009 6:21:08 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 13 replies · 1,485+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | September 10, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    By my count, they fact-check 7 of his statements last night and find that he was lying or obfuscating on 5 of them, which means he was telling the truth 28% of the time.
  • FACTCHECK.ORG CAPITULATES – Admits Error In Obama Kenyan Citizenship Analysis. (Donofrio(

    09/04/2009 2:30:26 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 15 replies · 1,784+ views
    Natural Born Citizen ^ | 9-4-09 | Leo Donofrio
    ED - UPDATED 4:20 PM - endorsed analyst caught scrubbing false data after original publication of this report. See update below with screenshots and Google cache. We have retained a copy of the original cached web page. Screenshots are below.] Yesterday, admitted they reported a false fact concerning the alleged expiration of President Obama’s Kenyan citizenship. They gave credit to this blog for correcting them: Our Aug. 29, 2008, Ask FactCheck item asking whether Obama has Kenyan citizenship… stated that Obama did have dual citizenship as a child but that it expired as an adult. But Leo Donofrio,...
  • Obama and Kenya. Again. (FactCheck- sweet: Donofrio's info makes them admit their error)

    09/03/2009 9:58:18 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 52 replies · 2,674+ views
    FactCheck ^ | 9-3-09 | Joe Miller
    We’ve burned through rather a lot of pixels combating the claims of those who deny that Barack Obama is eligible to be president of the United States. He is, by virtue of having been born in Hawaii, as attested to repeatedly by state officials and even by the flagship of conservative publications, the National Review. And, for the 10 percent of you out there who aren’t entirely sure, yes, Hawaii is part of the United States. We’ve given the denialists a lot of grief for the times they’ve been wrong. But we’d be remiss not to note when they get...
  • Fact-checking TheBirthers and Donofrio on Kenyan Citizenship

    09/03/2009 7:58:18 PM PDT · by conservativegramma · 9 replies · 1,166+ views
    The Right Side of Life ^ | September 3, 2009 | Phil
    Back on November 20, 2008, I had reported on a posting from attorney Leo Donofrio in which he brought up the concept that an individuals’ at-birth citizenship is what counts when it comes to determining an ambitious individual’s eligibility regarding Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5. It has recently been shown — first via and then by Mr. Donofrio — and even reported in the Sonoran News that there appears to be a few problems in’s reporting over whether or not Mr. Obama did, in fact, lose his Kenyan and/or British citizenship. From TheBirthers’ main page: Something FactCheck...
  • non-facts indicate Kenyan citizenship for Obama

    09/02/2009 10:07:39 PM PDT · by Spaulding · 24 replies · 1,310+ views
    Naturalborncitizen Blog ^ | 2 September 2009 | Leo Donofrio
    As far as I can tell, President Obama himself never publicly stated during or after the election that he isn’t a Kenyan citizen. In a now famous report,, in response to a story originally published in The Rocky Mountain News, attempted to lay rest to allegations that Obama was currently a Kenyan citizen. In that report, stated that Obama had been a Kenyan citizen up until August 4, 1982 when they allege Obama’s Kenyan citizenship expired. Obama republished – at his web official site, – only that part of the analysis which stated that the President...
  • Nonpartisan FactCheck Web Site: Obama Wrong, Abortion Funding in Health Care

    08/24/2009 3:48:56 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 30 replies · 1,206+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/24/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- A nonpartisan web site that routinely serves as a watchdog for public officials, the media and political groups says President Barack Obama has it wrong. says the current health care plans pending in Congress do authorize abortion funding, contrary to Obama's claims otherwise. "Despite what Obama said, the House bill would allow abortions to be covered by a federal plan and by federally subsidized private plan," the web site concludes.At issue are concerns from pro-life groups that the government-run health care plans would include abortion funding and coverage. Obama has said they don't and...
  • Tax money will pay for abortion in the health-care bill

    08/22/2009 11:56:16 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 6 replies · 628+ views ^ | August 22, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    We already knew this, thanks to Rep. Zoe Lofgren and Barack Obama himself, but it’s nice to get confirmation from those fine folks at — an Annenberg project, no less. After Obama tried to paint it as a lie, the National Right to Life Committee insisted that ObamaCare would use taxpayer money to fund abortions. It turns out that they were right: The truth is that bills now before Congress don’t require federal money to be used for supporting abortion coverage. So the president is right to that limited extent. But it’s equally true that House and Senate legislation...
  • Tax money will pay for abortion in the health-care bill

    08/22/2009 7:51:54 AM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 4 replies · 547+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 22, 2009 | Ed Morrisey
    We already knew this, thanks to Rep. Zoe Lofgren and Barack Obama himself, but it’s nice to get confirmation from those fine folks at — an Annenberg project, no less. After Obama tried to paint it as a lie, the National Right to Life Committee insisted that ObamaCare would use taxpayer money to fund abortions. It turns out that they were right:
  • Tax money will pay for abortion in the health-care bill

    08/22/2009 7:48:38 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 9 replies · 446+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 21, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    We already knew this, thanks to Rep. Zoe Lofgren and Barack Obama himself, but it’s nice to get confirmation from those fine folks at — an Annenberg project, no less. After Obama tried to paint it as a lie, the National Right to Life Committee insisted that ObamaCare would use taxpayer money to fund abortions. It turns out that they were right: The truth is that bills now before Congress don’t require federal money to be used for supporting abortion coverage. So the president is right to that limited extent. But it’s equally true that House and Senate legislation...
  • Obama Health Care Exposed on

    08/21/2009 4:27:26 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 28 replies · 2,274+ views ^ | August 18, 2009 |
    Keep Your Insurance? Not Everyone. Obama's claim depends on what employers would likely do under several legislative scenarios. Summary President Obama has repeatedly said that under the health care overhaul efforts in Congress, "if you like your health care plan, you keep your health care plan." But he can’t make that promise to everyone. In fact, under the House bill, some employers might have to modify plans after a five-year grace period if they don’t meet minimum benefits standards. Furthermore, some firms are likely to buy different coverage for their workers than they have now, or simply drop coverage and...
  • is dangerously biased

    09/13/2008 3:43:57 PM PDT · by lonestar67 · 35 replies · 4,259+ views
    vanity ^ | September 12, 2008 | Jackson
    Palin says Alaska supplies 20 percent of U.S. energy. Not true. Not even close.
  • W.H. 'fishy' website inactive

    08/17/2009 12:20:37 PM PDT · by Heather Hogue · 5 replies · 391+ views
    Examiner ^ | August 17, 2009 | Heather Hogue
    The W.H. web address, set up for the public to report 'fishy' information regarding health care reform, has become inactive today...
  • USA Today fact-checks Obama’s town-hall assertions (and finds several whoppers)

    08/12/2009 12:25:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies · 6,135+ views
    Hotair ^ | 8/12/2009 | Ed Morrissey
    They’re not terribly enthusiastic about it, but USA Today corrects the record — in a sidebar — on a number of assertions made by Barack Obama yesterday at his Portsmouth, NH forum. They leave out the biggest whopper, which is Obama’s claim that he has never favored single-payer health-care systems, but they do catch a couple of other big fibs, including Obama’s snow job on AARP endorsement. One of the best catches from USA Today concerns Medicare Advantage, about which Obama has lied for over two years: “Insurance companies basically get $177 billion of taxpayer money to provide services that...
  • FACT CHECK: No 'death panel' in health care bill (AP picks up Hussein's water)

    08/11/2009 3:02:21 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 69 replies · 3,086+ views
    State Controlled AP ^ | 8/11/09 3:04 pm (right when Hussein was blabbing...what a coinky-dink) | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR (AP writer)
    WASHINGTON – Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin says the health care overhaul bill would set up a "death panel." Federal bureaucrats would play God, ruling on whether ailing seniors are worth enough to society to deserve life-sustaining medical care. Palin and other critics are wrong. Nothing in the legislation would carry out such a bleak vision. The provision that has caused the uproar would instead authorize Medicare to pay doctors for counseling patients about end-of-life care, if the patient wishes.
  • Time to fact check those fact checkers

    08/09/2009 4:08:50 PM PDT · by ancientart · 3 replies · 672+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | August 9, 2009 | Art Marmorstein
    Most kids learn early that there is a terrible price to be paid for lying: no one believes your words, no matter how much you insist that - this time - you are telling the truth. “I swear to God,” says the perennial liar, “I swear on a stack of Bibles.” And, at first, the emphatic oath may convince us to give them the benefit of the doubt - until experience teaches us that the very strength of the oath is a red flag for dishonesty. With the explicit adoption of “advocacy journalism” (AP Washington bureau chief Ron Fournier's preferred...
  • FACT CHECK: Obama's health care claims adrift?

    07/22/2009 5:56:06 PM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 12 replies · 632+ views
    AP via Yahoo! Finance ^ | 22 July 2009 | Calvin Woodward and Jim Kuhnhenn
    President Barack Obama's assertion Wednesday that government will stay out of health care decisions in an overhauled system is hard to square with the proposals coming out of Congress and with his own rhetoric. Even now, nearly half the costs of health care in the U.S. are paid for by government at all levels. Federal authority would only grow under any proposal in play. A look at some of Obama's claims in his prime-time news conference: OBAMA: "We already have rough agreement" on some aspects of what a health care overhaul should involve, and one is: "It will keep government...
  • Blogger admits Hawaii birth certificate forgery, subverting Obama claims (Uh-oh)

    07/03/2008 4:35:19 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 9,581 replies · 131,028+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | 3 July 2008 | Reuven Koret
    Jay McKinnon, a self-described Department of Homeland Security-trained document specialist, has implicated himself in the production of fraudulent Hawaii birth certificate images similar to the one endorsed as genuine by the Barack Obama campaign, and appearing on the same blog entry where the supposedly authentic document appears. The evidence of forgery and manipulation of images of official documents, triggered by Israel Insider's revelation of the collection of Hawaii birth certificate images on the Photobucket site and the detective work of independent investigative journalists and imaging professionals in the three weeks since the publication of the images, implicate the Daily Kos,...
  • Fact-Checking Obama's Speech (wrong about oil, mortgage bailout, U.S. history)

    02/27/2009 11:15:21 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies · 783+ views ^ | February 25, 2009
    Summary President Obama's first speech to a joint session of Congress was stuffed with signals about the new direction his budget will take and meant-to-be reassuring words about the economy. But it was also peppered with exaggerations and factual misstatements. He said "we import more oil today than ever before." That's untrue. Imports peaked in 2005 and are substantially lower today. He claimed his mortgage aid plan would help "responsible" buyers but not those who borrowed beyond their means. But even prominent defenders of the program including Fed Chairman Bernanke and FDIC chief Bair concede foolish borrowers will be aided,...
  • Obama Speech Gets a Big "F" for Focus Group and Fact Check (Lapse)

    02/25/2009 10:57:55 AM PST · by wrrock · 3 replies · 962+ views ^ | 02/25/09 |
    Q. How can you tell when a politician speaks to the tune of focus groups? A. The overall tone and meaning is at odds with their actions. Focus groups have one purpose: to find the exact set of words that make people happy. However, the facts clearly disagree with Obama’s action, records and at times—plain facts.
  • Obama's Agents At Obama's Agents At

    02/17/2009 2:09:42 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 103 replies · 2,691+ views
    THE OBAMA FILE ^ | 2/17/09 | Beckwith
    I was recently engaged in an exchange of emails with my buddy Fred Nerks from Oz that prompted me to revisit, where the Annenberg-funded website has published a web page entitled, "The truth about Obama's birth certificate." The information on this page is 100% bovine excrement.'s Summary 1. "In June, the Obama campaign released a digitally scanned image of his birth certificate..." This statement is false -- the campaign released a "Certification of Live Birth." The document presented on this website is not now and never has been a birth certificate, and knows it. So why did...
  • Factcheck chickens out: takes cheap shots at patriots

    12/13/2008 7:31:52 AM PST · by Polarik · 108 replies · 2,238+ views
    The Greater Evil ^ | 12/12/08 | Polarik
    Part One: Factcheck fraud continues taking cheap shots at patriots One day before the six-month anniversary of Obama's forged birth certificate posting, packed up its tent, hopped back on its high horse, and rode out of Dodge. In the wake of their run for cover, Factcheck left behind a cutesy video titled, the "Circus is Still in Town," likening what's left of the 2008 election cycle to a three-ring circus -- and who knows more about a circus than a bunch of clowns pretending to be a nonpartisan research group? Here is a link to the video: "Good-bye for...
  • Obama's birth certificate and citizenship validated

    11/26/2008 2:44:07 PM PST · by urobolus · 223 replies · 7,331+ views ^ | 11/1/08 |
    Born in the U.S.A. August 21, 2008 Updated: November 1, 2008 The truth about Obama's birth certificate. Summary In June, the Obama campaign released a digitally scanned image of his birth certificate to quell speculative charges that he might not be a natural-born citizen. But the image prompted more blog-based skepticism about the document's authenticity. And recently, author Jerome Corsi, whose book attacks Obama, said in a TV interview that the birth certificate the campaign has is "fake." We beg to differ. staffers have now seen, touched, examined and photographed the original birth certificate. We conclude that it meets...
  • FACTCHECK: When forging is just not enough...

    11/10/2008 1:27:50 PM PST · by Polarik · 20 replies · 194+ views
    Factcheck ^ | 11/10/08 | Polarik
    Right as I'm about to wrap up Part Two of my final report, lo and behold, what do I find on FactCheck's website, in their story, "Born in the U.S.A." that they first published on August 21?? Another update. This one, dated November 1, is not just any update, mind you, but one that presents their take on what the Director of Health and State Registrar said to the media, on Halloween (how fitting), about Obama's original birth certificate. Factcheck, as you should know by now, compounded their role in the birth certificate conspiracy (Yes, Virginia, there is a conspiracy)...
  • FactCheck Takes Sides on Self Defense

    10/28/2008 5:47:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 721+ views
    NRA - PVF ^ | 10/28/2008 | NA
    A new story by Brooks Jackson on the website once again shows that FactCheck cherry-picks “facts” to suit its anti-NRA, anti-gun, anti-self-defense agenda—an agenda that the American people do not share. The story claims an NRA advertisement on Barack Obama’s votes against a pro-self-defense bill is misleading because (Jackson claims) Obama did not vote for a “general repeal of the right of self defense.” Of course, that’s not what the ad said. The ad referred to a case where Wilmette, Ill., homeowner Hale DeMar was prosecuted for owning a handgun—a fact that was only discovered after he used the...
  • Help fact check FactCheck: "[McCain's] false and misleading attacks on [Ayers/Obama]"

    10/11/2008 3:32:10 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 20 replies · 886+ views ^ | 10/10/08 | Viveca Novak and Brooks Jackson
    In a TV ad, McCain says Obama "lied" about his association with William Ayers, a former bomb-setting, anti-war radical from the 1960s and '70s. We find McCain's claim to be groundless. New details have recently come to light, but nothing Obama said previously has been shown to be false. In a Web ad and in repeated attacks from the stump, McCain describes the two as associates, and Palin claims they "pal around" together. But so far as is known, their relationship was never very close. An Obama spokesman says they last saw each other in a chance encounter on the...
  • concludes McCain spot on Obama and Ayers is misleading

    10/10/2008 6:25:54 PM PDT · by pissant · 23 replies · 1,048+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 10/10/08 | Lynn Sweet
    CHICAGO--John McCain's campaign ads use "false and misleading statements" about the relationship between Barack Obama and Bill Ayers, according to an analysis by conclusion Voters may differ in how they see Ayers, or how they see Obama's interactions with him. We're making no judgment calls on those matters. What we object to are the McCain-Palin campaign's attempts to sway voters - in ads and on the stump - with false and misleading statements about the relationship, which was never very close. Obama never "lied" about this, just as he never bragged about it. The foundation they both worked...
  • Shame of the Fact-Checkers

    10/06/2008 3:47:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 1,016+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 06, 2008 | The Editors
    October 06, 2008, 9:20 a.m. Shame of the Fact-CheckersBy the Editors American journalists take pride in policing political debates for inaccuracies. During the last few election cycles, many news outlets have institutionalized a “factchecking” feature that grades politicians’ veracity during campaigns. Over the last few months, a number of journalists have suggested that John McCain is running a particularly dishonest and dishonorable campaign and that journalists should not allow the desire to be even-handed keep them from saying so. That judgment, by our lights, tells us more about journalists’ political inclinations than about the campaigns. Neither the Republican nor...
  • Fact Check: "Obama tried to reign-in Freddie Mack and Fannie May in 2006"

    10/06/2008 2:23:54 PM PDT · by pabianice · 93 replies · 3,907+ views
    Fox News | 10/6/08 | vanity
    Fact check needed. That red-haired Obama Suck-up is on Fox proclaiming that in 2006 Obama introduced legistation in the US Senate to rein-in and better control sub-prime loans backed by Fannie May and Freddie Mack. Can anyone corroberate this or is this just another Obama lie? (I also note that she looks rather distressed at the moment -- a result of today's wailing of Obama by McCain and Palin?)
  • Fact Check: Is Obama 'Palling Around With Terrorists'? (CNN Lies for Obama)

    10/05/2008 9:29:56 AM PDT · by kristinn · 32 replies · 1,562+ views
    CNN ^ | Sunday, October 5, 2008
    The Statement: Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin said Saturday, October 4, that Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is "someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect that he's palling around with terrorists who would target their own country." Get the facts! The Facts: In making the charge at a fund-raising event in Englewood, Colorado, and a rally in Carson, California, Palin was referring at least in part to William Ayers, a 1960s radical. In both appearances, Palin cited a front-page article in Saturday's New York Times detailing the working relationship between Obama and Ayers.SNIPCNN's review of...
  • FactChecking Biden-Palin Debate

    10/03/2008 1:05:11 PM PDT · by steve-b · 22 replies · 1,186+ views
    FactCheck ^ | 10/3/08
    Main Bullet Points: Palin Trips Up on Troop Levels Biden Fudges on Troop Funding Palin's False Tax Claims Biden's False Defense Palin's Health Care Hooey McCain in Spain? Palin's Small Business Balderdash Defense Disagreements Killing Afghan Civilians? Out of Context? McCain in the Vanguard of Mortgage Reform? And There's More...
  • Some facts adrift in veep debate (Yahoo using

    10/03/2008 7:22:05 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 7 replies · 749+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10/03/2008 | CALVIN WOODWARD
    (Not bothering with the goop. Go to the link if you can stand it.)
  • FactChecking Biden-Palin Debate ( Misses Tons of Bidens Lies)

    10/03/2008 2:50:07 AM PDT · by markedmannerf · 27 replies · 2,744+ views ^ | 10\03\08 | Fact
    * Palin mistakenly claimed that troop levels in Iraq had returned to “pre-surge” levels. Levels are gradually coming down but current plans would have levels higher than pre-surge numbers through early next year, at least. * Biden incorrectly said “John McCain voted the exact same way” as Obama on a controversial troop funding bill. The two were actually on opposite sides. * Palin repeated a false claim that Obama once voted in favor of higher taxes on “families” making as little as $42,000 a year. He did not. The budget bill in question called for an increase only on singles...
  • Tell all your friends : is useless

    09/29/2008 7:50:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies · 2,601+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | September 23, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Garbage. Pure garbage.
  • Factcheck And Brady Campaign Share Same Sugar Daddy

    09/28/2008 9:02:05 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 1,352+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | September 23, 2008 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683 Factcheck And Brady Campaign Share Same Sugar Daddy Tuesday, September 23, 2008 Impartial? Independent? NO! FactCheck and Brady Campaign in Bed with Annenberg Foundation FactCheck supposedly exists to look beyond a politician's claims. Ironically, in its analysis of NRA materials on Barack Obama, these so-called "FactCheckers" use the election year campaign rhetoric of a presidential candidate and a verbal claim by one of the most zealous gun control supporters in Congress to refute facts compiled by NRA's research of vote records and review of legislative language. There's another possible explanation behind FactCheck's...