Here’s a fact that may surprise you: Candidates have a legal right to lie to voters just about as much as they want.
His latest ad is all generalities, no facts.
In reality, Kerry favors some of the same “safeguards” as several conservative Republicans.
It quotes negative comments from newspapers, but doesn’t mention that they are editorial expressions of opinion.
It says he “opened up Florida’s coast” to offshore oil and gas wells. That’s off base — by 100 miles.
Democratic group’s ad claims Bush turned White House into “corporate headquarters,” but backs that up with false claims.
Bush ad claims “dramatic results” in Texas schools, but fails to mention data-manipulation scandal.
John Kerry has promised that, if elected, his economic policies will produce 10 million new jobs. Some FactCheck.org subscribers have asked us why we haven’t debunked that claim, given that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) counted only 8.4 million who were unemployed as of March.
Over the top: Kerry’s boast that his vote “created 20 million new jobs.”
Latest barrage of ads repeats misleading claims that Kerry “repeatedly opposed” mainstream weapons.