The mid-term elections of 2006 brought an unprecedented barrage of advertising containing much that is false or misleading.
A ‘Drug Deal’ Gone Bad
The DCCC’s evidence that Florida Republican Clay Shaw took part in a “drug deal” when he voted for the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan is flimsy at best.
Chamber of Commerce Ad Misleads Some Business Owners
Ads thanking lawmakers for voting for Medicare Bill include four too many.
Chamber of Commerce: Credit Where It’s Not Due
The Chamber of Commerce aired an ad to support 20 members of Congress for having “supported the Medicare Part D law, giving seniors a quality drug plan.” But four members were mistakenly included.
An Avalanche of Misinformation
With election day approaching the tempo of ads is increasing, but not the level of factual accuracy. Both sides are making false or misleading claims in their ads.
Kerry & Bush Duel Over Medicare Premiums – Who’s To Blame For The 17% Increase?
Bush falsely claims Kerry voted repeatedly to raise premiums. Kerry’s spot blaming Bush alone for the latest increase isn’t much better.
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.
Bush Says Kerry Will Raise Taxes $900 Billion; Kerry Says That’s False
Attack ad revives question of whether Kerry’s numbers add up.
Gephardt Ad Quotes Dean Out of Context
Tough attack twists Dean’s words about Medicare.
Is Bush Abusing Seniors with Medicare Rx Benefit?
A liberal group’s ad gets a couple facts right, but leaves out the good stuff.