A Project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center

‘Outrageous’ Exaggerations

Republican presidential candidate John McCain cites three absurd-sounding examples of pork-barrel spending in a recent ad. But he appears to have chosen these three because they’re easy to mock, not because he had significant involvement in removing them from the budget.

Misstatement of the Union

The President burnishes the State of the Union through selective facts and strategic omissions.