A mostly liberal group’s ad says Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito made a ruling “to make it easier for corporations to discriminate” and also “voted to approve the strip search of a 10-year-old girl.” As is often the case with 30-second ads, there’s more to it than that.
Bush says Congress had the same (faulty) intelligence he did. Howard Dean says intelligence was “corrupted.” We give facts.
It claims conversion to all-digital is a “win-win.” Actually, there could be 21 million losers, and taxpayers could pay billions in subsidies.
The industry wages an $80-million campaign against a California ballot measure to require discounts on prescriptions for middle-income patients.
Forrester says 15 votes were for “higher taxes.” Corzine says the same 15 votes were “to lower taxes.”
TV ads say “easy immigration from Mexico” provides cover for terrorists. But the 9/11 hijackers had visas. And what about Canada?
The Republican candidate for Virginia governor claims his opponent “says that Adolf Hitler doesn’t qualify for the death penalty.” But that’s not what the Democrat said.
Mehlman claims,”Before Ms. Miers was even announced many Democrat groups said they would oppose her.” Actually, none did.
We find some subtle word-twisting, and place the claims in context.
It will take months to get the full story, but meanwhile here are some of the key facts about what happened and when officials acted.