Rove, Chamber ads widely debunked as false or misleading

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    Thank you Judge Roberts for your boneheaded decision in Citizens.

    Rove, Chamber ads widely debunked as false or misleading

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    Here's a partial list of debunked ads hitting Dems from the Chamber, and Rove's groups, Crossroads GPS and American Crossroads:

    * 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.

    And so on.

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    Citizens United... the gift that keeps on giving.

    Most destructive court opinion ever.
     
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    To be honest, I don't trust Karl Rove. Some of the things he's said and done lately make me wonder who's side he's on these days.
     
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    And the GOP will fight to keep the advantage that this decision gives them. As for the ads, lies worked for Rove and Bush, why won't they work here?
     
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    LOL, now the whiny lefties are whining over ADS being run. OH, and it WAS ONLY Judge Roberts who voted on this I see.

    good gawd, how much more can we all take.
     
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    Interesting to see a conservative so easily dismiss foreign money being used to influence elections. That's quite a principled stand.
     
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    poor loony steffie.

    go whine about ACORN while foreign corporations tell you and your fellow loons who to vote for. :cuckoo:
     
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    sheesh Jilly my friend, you're still as sweet as ever.:eusa_whistle:
     
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    You are a TRUE party hack, the Democrats say something and you automatically believe it and spread the shit around.

    Polly wanna a cracker?
     
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    Look at your own party before you start pointing fingers at the GOP.

    This is a Red-herring. Remember George Soros dumb-ass?
     
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    "George Soros", "George Soros!"

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    Playing dumb....your usual state.
     
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    You forget.....it's always (been) different.....when Republicans/"conservatives" do it.​
     
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    If you want the government to suppress speech you don't like, move to Venezuela.
     
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    you get what you give, steffie.
     
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