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FlackCheck.org Video: Midterm Deceptions

FlackCheck.org Video: Midterm Deceptions

FlackCheck.org, our sister website for political literacy, looks at two recent political campaign ads that mislead viewers using common patterns of deception.

False Choice: Veterans vs. Immigrants

False Choice: Veterans vs. Immigrants

An ad from Rep. Bill Cassidy attacks his Democratic opponent, Sen. Mary Landrieu, for not “fully funding veterans benefits,” even though he voted for the House version of a bipartisan budget bill that included those very same cuts.

Playing Politics With Immigration

Playing Politics With Immigration

Competing ads from the leading candidates in the Louisiana Senate race play politics with the immigration issue and leave misleading impressions about the candidates’ positions.

Democratic Assault on Cassidy’s Record

Democratic Assault on Cassidy’s Record

In a double-barreled assault on Rep. Bill Cassidy, two Democratic groups are airing an identical TV ad that claims Cassidy “voted for a plan that would cut veterans benefits.” That’s not accurate.

Social Security Scare in Louisiana

Social Security Scare in Louisiana

Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu makes misleading claims in a TV ad about Rep. Bill Cassidy’s support for a nonbinding budget resolution that recommended changes to the Social Security system.

‘Cassidycare?’ Come On!

‘Cassidycare?’ Come On!

A Democratic TV ad makes some audaciously false claims about Rep. Bill Cassidy, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu’s main Republican opponent.

Guilt By Association in Louisiana

Guilt By Association in Louisiana

In a classic case of misdirection, the Senate Majority PAC claims the “out-of-state billionaire Koch brothers” are spending millions to elect Republican Bill Cassidy so that he will “fight for them” on issues such as their “fight to let flood insurance premiums soar.”

Senate Majority PAC

A Democratic super PAC created to “protect and expand the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate.”