Summary In one of the liveliest debates of the 2008 presidential campaign, the three top Democrats slugged it out in Myrtle Beach, S.C. We noted some low blows: Clinton falsely […]
Summary Two recent ads by the Edwards campaign are quick and to the point, but they miss the mark. One claims that Edwards is the "only" Democrat who "beats" the […]
Summary The three leading Democratic presidential candidates debated in Las Vegas and we noted the following: Clinton once again mischaracterized the 2005 energy bill, saying it had "enormous giveaways" to […]
Summary During the Democratic portion of the Jan. 5 New Hampshire debate: Obama claimed we are "back where we started two years ago" in Iraq. Actually, all indicators of violence […]
A labor group’s ad supporting Edwards misleads about plant closings.
John Edwards’ new ad says that when he’s in the Oval Office, he’ll tell Congress to act within six months to make sure all Americans have health insurance or “I’m going to use my power as president to take your health care away from you.” First he’s going to have to throw out the Constitution, though.
At a Democratic debate in Philadelphia, Sen. Hillary Clinton ducked some questions and gave misleading answers to others.
In this article we examine two examples of what we call “fact-free” advertising, which we see in abundance. These ads seek to associate the candidate with a string of positive words and images but are void of specifics.
Summary The Sunday night debate, complete with interpreters, produced a few flubs or fibs from the Democratic field, including these: Rep. Dennis Kucinich gave a figure for health insurance company […]
Summary Seven Democratic presidential candidates appeared Aug. 7 in a nationally televised forum at Chicago’s Soldier Field, sponsored by the AFL-CIO. Once again, we found some claims that were wrong […]