Good Day World!
Just the facts, please.
By the time the last polling booth closes on Nov. 4, a staggering amount of money — $4 billion, by one estimate — will have been spent on the midterm elections.
What did all that money buy?
A lot of false and misleading TV ads.
The facts too often did not support the over-the-top rhetoric used by both sides. Here’s a breakdown of the bullshit being broadcast in hopes of getting votes:
There were plenty of claims to scare seniors. But they were ghost stories — both frightening and fanciful.
Midterm Medicare Mudslinging, Oct. 3
More Senior Scare in Arkansas, Aug. 22
Social Security Scare in Louisiana, Aug. 7
Medicare Ghost Stories, July 9
Old Medicare Claims in Arkansas Senate Race, Feb. 21
The whoppers in Kentucky and West Virginia were often fueled by America's No. 1 energy source, coal.
MISLEADING ADS ABOUT TAXES
McConnell's Bloated Tax Boast, April 23
Grimes Ad Misses the Mark on McConnell, Oct. 23
Cantor Mislabels Opponent, May 5
Cantor Mislabels Opponent, The Sequel, May 28
Editing Out the Facts in Alabama, June 25
More Carbon Tax Distortions, July 24
AFP Distorts Begich's Carbon Tax Stance, Feb. 28
WAIT ... THERE'S MORE!
Disconnecting the Dots in Arkansas, April 11
Hijacking History in Arkansas, Sept. 24
Abortion Attack Goes Too Far in Montana, May 22
Perdue Distorts Nunn Campaign Memo, Sept. 12
Double Whopper Against King, Oct. 10