The site is valuable in all seasons for its cutting through the spin on big issues, but is especially valuable with the election season upon us. Now that we’re in that magical time of year when political parties tend to stretch facts or in some cases put forth complete fabrications a little more often than they usually do.
Through a recent commercial, McCain “approved” the work of FactCheck, though rather ironically he did so while misrepresenting their work.
The latest five cases of facts gone wrong…
- McCain-Palin distorts [FactCheck.org’s] finding (Debunked internet-based attacks on Palin falsely attributed to Obama)
- Off base on Sex Ed (Distortions from McCain-Palin about Obama’s record on Education and Sex Education)
- Sliming Palin (False internet-based attacks on Sarah Palin)
- FactChecking McCain (Distortions from McCain’s nomination acceptance speech)
- GOP Convention Spin, Part II (Distortions from Palin, Giuliani, and Huckabee at the RNC)
If anybody’s feeling like their candidate gets put upon in this list, just dig into the archive. While it seems to me McCain-Palin tend to twist the facts more often than Obama-Biden, you’ll find misrepresentations from both sides if you read through enough.