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Washington Post: Rove, Chamber of Commerce flooding media with LIES

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Numerous ads across the country by the US Chamber of Commerce and Karl Rove's Crossroads organization have been found to be anywhere from "seriously misleading" to outright false by sources such as FactCheck.org, resulting in a continuous stream of ads being pulled from circulation by broadcasters and new ones immediately put up in their place. While these groups and their followers attempt to deflect attention from foreign funding of their campaigns, relatively little attention has been paid to the fact that they're basically lying to the American people to corrupt and distort election outcomes. In other words, they're trying to buy an election by flooding the airwaves with lies, hoping to drown out the truth and pervert our democracy. The objectives and priorities of the Republican Party have never been more plainly on display.

We're witnessing a massive disinformation campaign flooding airwaves across the country that could change the outcome of major races and shift the balance of power in Congress, funded by money from undisclosed sources, justified with still more falsehoods and disinformation.
The Plum Line - Rove, Chamber ads widely debunked as false or misleading
 

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Oh please don't coma along and ever use Fact check as a source for anything you want normal thinking to believe, without mentioning who owns and controls this extremely Left Wing bunch.

They choose the name FactCheck.org. as a way to make it sound like they are all about the truth.

Nothing could be farther from the FACTS.

Chamber Funding by Foreign sources is less 1% of the total and Democrat interests benefit from political spending by the Chamber.

Do you own research don't trust the media or any politician or any website that has a name claiming honesty, or anything close.

They all love to lie and spin and claim Truth, Justice, and the American way , and my years in the Media and Politics says it ain't Virginia there is no Santa Claus only people passing out other peoples tax money for personal and political gain.
 

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You mean THIS factcheck.org?
LINK
The one that said...
Democrats peddle an unproven claim
and...
As we reported last week in an Ask FactCheck item on this subject, the claim that money from foreign corporations is funding Chamber of Commerce attack ads originated with a Democratic-leaning organization headed by John Podesta, former chief of staff for President Bill Clinton.
and...
Accusing anybody of violating the law is a serious matter requiring serious evidence to back it up. So far Democrats have produced none.
You, as usual Troubadour... have nothing.
 

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Numerous ads across the country by the US Chamber of Commerce and Karl Rove's Crossroads organization have been found to be anywhere from "seriously misleading" to outright false by sources such as FactCheck.org, resulting in a continuous stream of ads being pulled from circulation by broadcasters and new ones immediately put up in their place. While these groups and their followers attempt to deflect attention from foreign funding of their campaigns, relatively little attention has been paid to the fact that they're basically lying to the American people to corrupt and distort election outcomes. In other words, they're trying to buy an election by flooding the airwaves with lies, hoping to drown out the truth and pervert our democracy. The objectives and priorities of the Republican Party have never been more plainly on display.



The Plum Line - Rove, Chamber ads widely debunked as false or misleading
From your link:

* A Chamber ad was yanked from two Pennsylvania TV stations after they determined its claim about Pennsylvania Senate Dem candidate Joe Sestak and Nancy Pelosi was false.

* A Crossroads GPS ad slamming Sestak over health care reform and Medicare was skewered by FactCheck.org for its "wild exaggeration" and dismissed as "badly misleading."

* A Crossroads GPS ad attacking California Senator Barbara Boxer for voting to cut Medicare spending by $500 billion was rated by Politifact as "barely true" and "seriously misleading."

* Two Chamber ads attacking Boxer for favoring freshwater fish over jobs were dismissed by Factcheck.org, though with some caveats, as follows: "Strictly speaking, both ads are untrue."

* Also in the above link, FactCheck.org slammed Crossroads GPS for making similiarly misleading claims about health reform in an ad targeting Kentucky Dem Senate candidate Jack Conway. FactCheck.org's conclusion: "Don't let Crossroads GPS steer you down the wrong road."



* An American Crossroads ad blasting Harry Reid with various claims about unemployment and the stimulus was dismissed by the Las Vegas Sun for "egregious" stretching of the facts and "gross distortions."

* That same ad was also ripped by FactCheck.org for distorting the truth and by Politifact as "false."

* An American Crossroads ad hammering Ohio Dem Senate candidate Lee Fisher over job creation and tax hikes was skewered by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as "incomplete" and "mucked up with distortions."

* An ABC affiliate in Colorado found that a Crossroads GPS ad attacking Senator Michael Bennet made a misleading claim about Bennet on government spending and conflated opinion for fact on the stimulus.
 

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Let me try and summarize this foreign donations for campaign TV advertising issue...

If a U.S. citizen or agency donates $10 to the USCoC and a foreign entity donates $10, then under FEC rules it's perfectly legal for the USCoC to run TV ads for whatever candidate or political party they want. The foreign donation is offset by the domestic donation. So, if the USCoC spends $10 on TV advertising, does it matter whose $10 was used to pay for the ad? It's still $10!

Now, if the foreign donation was $10 but the domestic donation was $8, but USCoC spent $17 on the ad, that's illegal because clearly the USCoC used the entire $10 foreign donation plus up to $7 of the domestic donation to pay for the ad.

The obvious issue here is has the USCoC opened their books to reveal the total amount of all of their foreign donations comparative to the total cost of their negative campaign ads against the Dems? USCoC officials says yes, but the Dems, of course, don't buy it. So, until there's an accounting (at least) by the FEC, you really don't know if what the USCoC says is true or not. You just have to take their word for it. Is it fair, honest and trustworthy? No, but it is the law and until the Dems can show proof, there's no creditility to this story.
 

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Numerous ads across the country by the US Chamber of Commerce and Karl Rove's Crossroads organization have been found to be anywhere from "seriously misleading" to outright false by sources such as FactCheck.org, resulting in a continuous stream of ads being pulled from circulation by broadcasters and new ones immediately put up in their place. While these groups and their followers attempt to deflect attention from foreign funding of their campaigns, relatively little attention has been paid to the fact that they're basically lying to the American people to corrupt and distort election outcomes. In other words, they're trying to buy an election by flooding the airwaves with lies, hoping to drown out the truth and pervert our democracy. The objectives and priorities of the Republican Party have never been more plainly on display.



The Plum Line - Rove, Chamber ads widely debunked as false or misleading
The trouble is misinformation dies a slow, slow death, . . . if it dies at all. Sadly.
 

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Oh please don't coma along and ever use Fact check as a source for anything you want normal thinking to believe, without mentioning who owns and controls this extremely Left Wing bunch.
Typical far-rightie teabag extreme... they attack the source and avoid talking facts.

Sadly, too many of these extremists are going to be winning house seats.
 

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Perhaps it will bring newspapers back in order to have enuff media outlets between them and teh interwebs and television to cover all the incompetencies of these new TP Reps.

Regards from Rosie
 
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