Bush and Kerry both pepper their standard political speeches with misleading claims.
Since my first article on lying e-mails, I’ve gotten dozens of inquiries about a snarky little message blaming Democrats alone for all sorts of bad changes to Social Security. I’m calling it “Lying E-mail #2.”
The President’s ad recycles bogus claims, then tells only part of the story about Kerry’s position on tax breaks for couples and children.
Kerry supported an increased tax on Social Security benefits, but he also supported a repeal and Bush didn’t.
Let me put the matter bluntly: an awful lot of the e-mailed messages zipping around the Internet are lies — and too many are being sent on by gullible, lazy friends who ought to know better.
Campaign says Internet ad is to ‘set the record straight.’ But it contains some distortions.