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FactCheck.org disses the Vice President

October 6, 2004 10:49 AM

FactCheck.org came out swinging this morning after Cheney mangled their name and blatantly misrepresented their site.


Cheney wrongly implied that FactCheck had defended his tenure as CEO of Halliburton Co., and the vice president even got our name wrong. He overstated matters when he said Edwards voted "for the war" and "to commit the troops, to send them to war." He exaggerated the number of times Kerry has voted to raise taxes, and puffed up the number of small business owners who would see a tax increase under Kerry's proposals.

And true to form, they don't let Edwards off the hook either:

Edwards falsely claimed the administration "lobbied the Congress" to cut the combat pay of troops in Iraq, something the White House never supported, and he used misleading numbers about jobs.

C9 brought up a great idea in the comments: "I kept wondering what a neat debate would be to have that feed fed to sports commentators who were actually fact checkers throwing up factoids and correcting the debaters information when they tried to sling incorrect or misleading facts just like a superbowl."

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Read the 1 comments.

raging red:

Great idea, but let's give these politicians even more incentive to tell the truth: I say we administer an electric shock whenever they misstate the facts. That'll teach them. And just like Pavlov's dogs, maybe it would train them for good.

Wed Oct 6 2004 11:39 AM


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