With its candidate the subject of an impeachment inquiry, President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has gone on the offensive with a TV ad that claims to present the “facts” about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Ukraine. In fact, the ad relies on speculation and unsupported accusations to mislead viewers.
The Whistleblower Complaint Timeline
Trump Twists Facts on Biden and Ukraine
Meme Misleads on Menendez Case
Trump on Tim Kaine’s Gifts
Guilt and Associations
A McCain-Palin ad says that Obama was "born of the corrupt Chicago political machine" and implies that the candidate himself is corrupt by association with four local political figures. But the ad’s implication and many of its supporting details are false. In fact, this is a particularly egregious example of ricochet sliming:
William Daley, the first figure mentioned in the ad, is indeed related to the other famous Chicago Daleys, but he’s never been accused of any wrongdoing.
Guilt by Association
A Liberal group accuses evangelist James Dobson of being ‘knee deep’ in the Jack Abramoff scandal, but there’s no evidence of a connection.
Faking News in the Illinois Governor Race
Oberweis uses made-up headlines against a rival in the GOP primary.
Houston TV stations refuse to run a liberal TV ad accusing DeLay of “corruption” after his lawyer threatens to sue. We look at the facts.
Twisted Facts and Falsehoods in Media Fund Ad
Democratic group’s ad claims Bush turned White House into “corporate headquarters,” but backs that up with false claims.