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Revived Political Post Falsely Attributed, Again, to Clint Eastwood

Revived Political Post Falsely Attributed, Again, to Clint Eastwood

Facebook users falsely claim a post critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was written by actor Clint Eastwood. A nearly identical post aimed at former President Barack Obama — and also misattributed to Eastwood — has circulated since 2013.

Eastwood Not Leaving Estate to Trump Campaign

Eastwood Not Leaving Estate to Trump Campaign

Q: Did Clint Eastwood announce he’s leaving his estate to President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign?

A: No. That story originated on a self-described satirical website.

Romney’s Big Night

Romney’s Big Night

TAMPA, Fla. — In a speech heavy on anecdotal history but short on policy details, Mitt Romney avoided major falsehoods in making his case to the American public while accepting the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention.
Even a key Democratic strategist, Bill Burton, a former press secretary for President Obama, tweeted shortly after the speech ended: “Romney actually avoided almost all of the lies from Ryan’s speech.” That was a reference to Rep. Paul Ryan’s address the night before,