In his most recent ad, we find that Republican Senate candidate Pete Ricketts inaccurately uses citations from news reports to draw his own, more incendiary conclusions.
Issues: TV ads
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.
Swiftly Defending DeLay
A somewhat misleading pro-DeLay ad is funded by $200,000 from a donor who also bankrolled the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.
DNC State of the Union Attack
A DNC TV ad accuses Bush of breaking his word, but it strains some facts in the process.
New Group, Old Habits
A liberal group re-names itself and launches a $1-million ad campaign making dubious claims.
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.
Anti-Alito Ad Uses Selective Quotes
It cites a study saying Alito ruled to narrow privacy rights. It didn’t quote the part saying he’s seen as restrained and nonpartisan.
Does Alito Pretend To Be A Moderate?
We examine a MoveOn.org ad saying he “plays one on TV,” and implying he gives misleading answers to “problem” questions.
Dueling Alito Ads
A liberal ad suggests Alito can’t be trusted. A conservative ad says he’s admired. We supply context.