It’s always fascinating to watch history being rewritten before one’s very eyes. A fresh example comes courtesy of the National Republican Congressional Committee, in a cookie-cutter press release attacking Rep. [...]
In an interview on "The Daily Show," Family Research Council fellow Ken Blackwell disagreed with host Jon Stewart about whether the Obama administration has an unprecedented number of "czars." (This [...]
In episode 9 of FactCheck Radio, we debunk false tweets from the political parties on Twitter, and we look at dueling ads in a special election to fill a House [...]
In light of our article yesterday about false and misleading political claims on Twitter, we found this story on media mis-tweetment amusing: Mediaite.com: Just after 9:30 @ABCWorldNews twittered this: BREAKING: [...]
Q: Has President Obama canceled the May 6 National Day of Prayer?
A: No. This widely circulated falsehood echoes similar claims made last year when the president issued a pro-prayer-day proclamation but didn’t hold White House services as President Bush had done.
v. To use Twitter to mislead your followers.
For providing false and misleading information, a 30-second TV spot crafted by a seasoned media consultant is still king. But there’s another medium this campaign year that makes …
This week, readers sent us comments about sales taxes on home profits and the Webby awards. In the FactCheck Mailbag, we feature some of the e-mail we receive. Readers can [...]
The 2010 elections are heating up. In California’s GOP gubernatorial primary, Steve Poizner launched a false ad attacking Meg Whitman. And the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was wrong when it accused a Republican House candidate in Hawaii of pledging to protect tax breaks …
We found a few claims worthy of comment on the Sunday political talk shows. On NBC’s "Meet the Press," Republican Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama said that President Obama was [...]
The House of Representatives passed H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act in June 2009. A chain e-mail that has been forwarded to us repeatedly in recent days [...]