Richardson stands out for exaggerated and inaccurate claims.
More exaggerations and misstatements in the final GOP debate before the Iowa caucuses.
Q: Did President Bush call the Constitution a “goddamned piece of paper”?
A: Extremely unlikely. The Web site that reported those words has a history of quoting phony sources and retracting bogus stories.
Bilingual misinformation from the GOP field.
The Giuliani campaign says his immigration policy in New York wasn’t like that of other cities. That’s not true.
Q: Are lobbyists justified in a democracy?
A: The Constitution guarantees the right to petition government.
Q: What about Ben & Jerry’s chart saying 50% of federal spending is military?
A: Not true. The real figure is 19.4%.
Q: Does the U.S. pay $1,800 a month to refugees?
A: No. A false claim about Canada is being recycled in a bogus e-mail to “American taxpayers.”
Q: Were Clinton’s policies responsible for the 1990s’ economic growth?
A: He deserves part of the credit, but many factors were at work.
Q: Is it the “Democratic” Party or the “Democrat” Party?
A: The proper term is “Democratic Party.”