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  • Obama to FactCheck.org: Drop dead

    07/04/2012 8:20:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/3/12 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    The Obama campaign accuses Mitt Romney in new campaign ad of being a “pioneer in outsourcing,” repeating a charge that the Romney campaign has strenuously contested over the past week. The ad refers back to a June Washington Post story that showed Bain Capital invested in firms that created jobs overseas. The Romney campaign demanded a retraction of the story, to no avail, and more recently pointed to a FactCheck.org analysis questioning the “outsourcing” charge. The Obama campaign has dismissed the FactCheck.org assessment as inaccurate and penned a letter to the truth-squadding website disputing its conclusions. And its newest commercial...
  • Santorum’s Bogus Euthanasia Claims (and the irony of this becoming a zot thread)

    02/24/2012 8:38:19 AM PST · by Redalways · 86 replies
    Factcheck.org ^ | February 22, 2012 | Michael Morse and Eugene Kiely
    Rick Santorum grossly mischaracterized euthanasia practices in the Netherlands during an appearance at a faith conference. He overstated the rate of euthanasia and falsely claimed that the elderly are being killed against their will and wear “do not euthanize me” bracelets: Santorum claimed legal euthanasia is responsible for “10 percent of all deaths for the Netherlands.” Government statistics show euthanasia is climbing, but represented only 2.3 percent in 2010, according to the most recent data. Santorum added that half of the people euthanized were killed “involuntarily.” A representative of the Royal Dutch Medical Association said “there are no forced cases...
  • Is Factcheck.org working with Obama?

    05/20/2010 8:11:23 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 37 replies · 1,262+ views
    Post and Email ^ | May 20, 2010 | Sharon Rondeau
    MULTIPLE ATTEMPTS TO REACH FACTCHECK STAFF ABOUT OBAMA’S PURPORTED COLB ARE IGNORED The Post & Email has tried on several occasions to reach the staff at Factcheck.org, an organization which describes itself as “a nonpartisan, nonprofit ‘consumer advocate’ for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.” However,...
  • FactCheck.org 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.
  • The Day I Asked a Question and Got The MOTHER of All Answers

    07/28/2009 1:00:50 PM PDT · by MissTickly · 196 replies · 9,674+ views
    7/28/2009 | Vanity
    This is a 100% TRUE story about a question I posed to Janice Okubo and the Director of Health for the State of Hawai’i, along with the Registrar of Vital Statistics... ..and this just happened YESTERDAY. Coincidence? That's why I call YESTERDAY: The Day I Asked a Question and Got The MOTHER of All Answers 1) An Original Birth Record is what most people have 2) An Amended Original Birth Record is the exact same thing except it’s issued to adoptees–their original is then sealed and only opened on court order. Legally, it’s treated and accepted as an EQUAL to...
  • Obama's Agents At FactCheck.org Obama's Agents At FactCheck.org

    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 FactCheck.org, 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. FactCheck.org'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 FactCheck.org knows it. So why did...
  • 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 FactCheck.org 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...
  • FactCheck.org is Sponsored by Decidedly LEFTIST Organization: ANNENBERG Public Policy Foundation

    10/12/2008 4:02:19 PM PDT · by BIOCHEMKY · 37 replies · 6,209+ views
    The “Truthfulness” website called FactCheck.org is itself decidedly BIASED toward the LEFT as the discussion that follows points out. The ANNENBERG Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania is the organization behind the FactCheck.org website that is being consulted OFTEN by voters and media personalities alike to help them form opinions on the “truthfulness” of the claims being made by the McCain and Obama political ads as well as statements made on the Campaign Trail and in Presidential and Vice Presidential debates. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Ph.D. is the Director of the ANNENBERG Public Policy Center at the University of...
  • Who Caused the Economic Crisis? (FactCheck.org's take)

    10/02/2008 8:06:15 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies · 1,048+ views
    FactCheck.org ^ | October 1, 2008 | Joe Miller and Brooks Jackson
    MoveOn.org blames McCain advisers. He blames Obama and Democrats in Congress. Both are wrong. Summary A MoveOn.org Political Action ad plays the partisan blame game with the economic crisis, charging that John McCain’s friend and former economic adviser Phil Gramm “stripped safeguards that would have protected us.” The claim is bogus. Gramm’s legislation had broad bipartisan support and was signed into law by President Clinton. Moreover, the bill had nothing to do with causing the crisis, and economists – not to mention President Clinton – praise it for having softened the crisis. A McCain-Palin ad, in turn, blames Democrats for...
  • Factcheck.org hires far left interns?

    09/19/2008 5:55:45 AM PDT · by HD1200 · 16 replies · 1,098+ views
    9/19/09
    I have seen some factcheck.org reports on McCain ads that just appeared to me to be superficial and outwardly wrong. Out of curiosity I went to their web site and under "About" looked at some of the biographies of the staffers. Seems they like to hire some very politically active interns from the left and throw in a couple of RINO's to make it appear balanced. This makes me wonder about the politics of the rest of the staff.
  • FactCheck.org: NARAL ad "False"

    08/11/2005 10:14:34 AM PDT · by krazyrep · 12 replies · 689+ views
    FactCheck.org ^ | 8/9/2005 | Matthew Barge
    Summary An abortion-rights group is running an attack ad accusing Supreme Court nominee John Roberts of filing legal papers “supporting . . . a convicted clinic bomber” and of having an ideology that “leads him to excuse violence against other Americans” It shows images of a bombed clinic in Birmingham , Alabama . The ad is false. And the ad misleads when it says Roberts supported a clinic bomber. It is true that Roberts sided with the bomber and many other defendants in a civil case, but the case didn't deal with bombing at all. Roberts argued that abortion clinics...
  • NYP: NARAL'S BIG LIE - the Borking of Roberts disputed by Factcheck.org

    08/11/2005 5:27:07 AM PDT · by OESY · 16 replies · 828+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 11, 2005 | Editorial
    The Borking of John Roberts has officially begun. And by "borking," we don't mean just ideologically opposing a Supreme Court nominee, but blatantly misrepresenting what he stands for.... The culprit this time is the abortion-rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America. The group has a TV ad that basically accuses Roberts of supporting violence at abortion clinics. It shows a woman injured in the 1998 bombing of a Birmingham, Ala., clinic — a heinous crime perpetrated by radical anti-abortionist Eric Rudolph that took the life of an off-duty cop. In the ad, the woman states, "I nearly lost my life." The piece...
  • As a Matter of FactCheck.org

    01/25/2005 8:40:10 AM PST · by nosofar · 8 replies · 769+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 25, 2005 | Donald Luskin
    It’s a sad commentary on the state of public discourse when you have to fact-check FactCheck.org. But that’s what it’s come to. The non-partisan project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania was a reliable guide to the issues during the last presidential election, even-handedly finding fault and favor with statements made by both candidates. But now that the debate over Social Security reform has gotten increasingly nasty and complex, FactCheck.org seems to have lost its way. In a posting last week, FactCheck.org asked, “Does Social Security Really Face an $11 Trillion Deficit?” The answer, in...
  • Unintentional humor: Factcheck.org tries to bash Bush

    10/24/2004 4:21:17 AM PDT · by j. earl carter · 8 replies · 773+ views
    factcheck.org ^ | 10/19/04 | factcheck.org/unknown
    How Liberal is John Kerry? A new RNC ad claims Kerry is "the most liberal man in the Senate." Actually, his lifetime rating is 11th or lower, depending. October 19, 2004 Modified: October 19, 2004 Summary A Republican National Committee ad released Oct. 16 claims that Kerry is "the most liberal man in the Senate." It's true that vote rankings by the politically neutral magazine The National Journal rated Kerry "most liberal" in 2003 and in three earlier years during his first Senate term: 1986, 1988, and 1990. But over his entire career the Journal ranks Kerry the 11th most...
  • JOHN KERRY: YOU MIGHT SAY THAT HE'S KIND OF A NUISANCE

    10/14/2004 6:24:56 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 532+ views
    CHRON WATCH.COM ^ | OCTOBER 14, 2004 | ISAIAH Z. STERRETT
    John Kerry: You Might Say He's Kind of a Nuisance Written by Isaiah Sterrett Thursday, October 14, 2004 According to Senator Kerry, we must support him on November 2 because: --He will protect the Supreme Court from such filth as Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, while favoring judges in the tradition of Potter Stewart, author of the concurring opinion of Roe v. Wade. --Kerry admires pro-lifers, but will not oppose federal funding of abortions. Instead, he will ''counsel people.'' One only hopes that he’ll do a better job of this than he does with his other political endeavors. (''Really, Mom,...
  • Fact Sheet: John Edwards' At Least 15 Inaccurate Statements Last Night Debate

    10/08/2004 2:42:10 AM PDT · by demlosers · 8 replies · 525+ views
    Noticias.info ^ | 6 Oct 2004
    1. Edwards Repeated Kerry's False Claim That $200 Billion Has Been Spent In Iraq When In Fact "The Cost Of The War To Date Has Been Slightly More Than $120 Billion." (Janet Hook, "Rivals' Bold Assertions Are Debatable," Los Angeles Times, 10/6/04) 2. FactCheck.Org: "Edwards Falsely Claimed The Administration 'Lobbied The Congress' To Cut The Combat Pay Of Troops In Iraq, Something The White House Never Supported." ("Cheney & Edwards Mangle Facts," FactCheck.org, 10/6/04, Available At http://www.factcheck.org/article.aspx?docID=272, Accessed 10/6/04) 3. Edwards' False Assertion That The Administration "Sent 40,000 American Troops Into Iraq Without The Body Armor They Needed" Has Been...
  • Cheney Blunder Lauded Anti-Bush Web Site

    10/06/2004 5:00:54 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 16 replies · 866+ views
    My Way News ^ | Oct 6, 2004 | Joanne Kenen
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney probably did not intend to direct millions of television viewers to a Web site calling for President Bush's defeat but that's what a slip of the domain achieved. Anyone who heeded Cheney's advice and clicked on "factcheck.com" was greeted on Wednesday morning with a message from anti-Bush billionaire investor George Soros entitled "Why we must not reelect President Bush." "President Bush is endangering our safety, hurting our vital interests, and undermining American values," Soros' message said. Defending his record as Halliburton's chief executive, Cheney said in the Tuesday night debate that Democratic vice-presidential...
  • www.factcheck.com redirects to www.georgesoros.com

    10/06/2004 4:06:11 PM PDT · by trichardson · 9 replies · 704+ views
    Internet | 10/6/2004 | Tom Richardson
    Why is a company called "domain name sales" redirecting inquiries to www.factcheck.com to www.georgesoros.com?
  • Cheney cited website (.COM) points to SOROS! Should be .ORG.

    10/06/2004 12:20:20 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 8 replies · 976+ views
    John Zeigler (KFI 640AM Los Angeles) | October 6 2004 | John Zeigler (KFI 640AM Los Angeles)
    On KFI 640AM it was said Dick Cheney mis-spoke when he pointed folks interested in the FACTS about Halliburton to "factcheck.com" when the actual site is "factcheck.org". The "factcheck.com" site points to a George Soros anti-Bush site.
  • Kerry Ad Falsely Accuses Cheney on Halliburton - - (Factcheck.org page on Cheney, Halliburton)

    10/05/2004 7:25:10 PM PDT · by George Smiley · 10 replies · 775+ views
    factcheck.org ^ | September 30, 2004 | factcheck.org
    Kerry Ad Falsely Accuses Cheney on Halliburton Contrary to this ad's message, Cheney doesn't gain financially from the contracts given to the company he once headed.September 30, 2004 Modified:September 30, 2004 Summary   A Kerry ad implies Cheney has a financial interest in Halliburton and is profiting from the company's contracts in Iraq.  The fact is, Cheney doesn't gain a penny from Halliburton's contracts, and almost certainly won't lose even if Halliburton goes bankrupt. The ad claims Cheney got $2 million from Halliburton "as vice president," which is false. Actually, nearly $1.6 million of that was paid before Cheney took office. More importantly, all of it was...
  • Subject: factcheck.com goes directly to George Soros's Website...

    10/05/2004 10:25:10 PM PDT · by funeralcom · 22 replies · 1,508+ views
    VP Debate Transcript
    VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY: Well, the reason they keep mentioning Halliburton is because they're trying to throw up a smoke screen. They know the charges are false. They know if you go, for example, to factcheck.com, an independent website sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania, you can get the specific details, with respect to Halliburton.