Reality is one thing, and what political ads make of it is another. This ad pitting Cheney’s words against Edwards’ is a case in point.
Radio Ad Attacks Nader Over GOP Support
Group run by Democrats says “right-wing Republicans” and “extremists” aid Nader to help Bush. Characterizations aside, they’ve got a point.
Bush Ad Claims Kerry Voted Against “Protections for Pregnant Women”
It’s a misleading ad. What Kerry really voted against was the “Unborn Victims of Violence Act.”
Economy Producing Mostly Bad Jobs? Not so fast.
A new set of figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show HIGHER-paying jobs growing faster. A FactCheck.org exclusive. (But there’s evidence on both sides).
Small Kerry Boast Brings Big Bush Attack
Kerry’s “strategy to win the war on terror” is puffery; Bush’s response is much ado about ten words.
New Bush Ad Features McCain Endorsement
It’s a fact McCain endorsed Bush. It’s also a fact he criticized Bush’s war performance.
Anti-Kerry Ad Misses Context, Distorts Facts
An ad by the pro-Bush Progress for America Voter Fund (PFA) attacks Kerry for voting against intelligence spending and for voting against “13 weapons systems our troops depend on.” The ad is partly accurate, but misleads by starving the facts of context.
Kerry “Paperwork” Ad: Accurate
Kerry ad says medical paperwork costs hundreds of billions and his plan could save money. He’s right. But what about the expense?
Bush Contradicted On Iraq & al Qaeda? Or not?
Even the 9-11 commissioners don’t agree about whether their staff report contradicted the Bush administration.
Anti-Bush Ad Overstates Case Against Halliburton
MoveOn PAC ad says administration gave contracts “on a silver platter,” but government investigators say otherwise.