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FactCheck Mailbag, Week of Nov. 15-21

This week, a reader offered an explanation for why we often find ourselves writing about the same false claims over and over again.

In the FactCheck Mailbag, we feature some of the email we receive. Readers can send comments to editor@factcheck.org. Letters may be edited for length.


Combating the Distortions

You wonder why you keep repeating the distortions and exaggerations on virtually anything that comes out of their political mouths [“Pat Boone Misleads Seniors,” Nov. 17]? Do you have the percentage of people who read you versus listen to them? I’m sure you’re quite low.

You are my go-to source for most of this nonsense. I wish you could find a way to get your voice out there.

Richard Griffith
Gainesville, Fla.