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February 22, 2011 10:31 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - February 20, 2011

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February 22, 2011 10:21 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - February 20, 2011

With nearly 70,000 protestors out in Madison, WI to reject Gov. Scott Walker's (R) attempt to break the state's public employees unions on Sunday, the morning shows focused almost exclusively on labor disputes — meaning there was plenty of misinformation flying about Wisconsin workers. Former RNC chair Ed Gillespie told Meet the Press that "we're not talking about eliminating collective bargaining," even though that's precisely what Gov. Walker wants to do (he even said as much in his own Sunday morning interview). Former Rep. Harold Ford (D-TN) falsely claimed that Wisconsin public employees don't pay anything toward their health insurance. Meanwhile on Face the Nation, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) claimed the fight in Wisconsin is about "modest shared sacrifice," even though the governor has rejected such "modest" compromises in his drive to bust the unions. Elsewhere, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joined Rep. Ryan in distorting spending figures, and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld claimed there's no reason to think world opinion of the U.S. has gone up in the Obama era.

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January 12, 2010 5:39 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Harold Ford Gets It Wrong On Harold Ford

In a January 12, 2010 op-ed in the New York Post, former Congressman Harold Ford made a litany of false statements about his record in Congress.  Despite his new claims, Ford has a well-documented history of being hostile to reproductive rights and the needs of the LGBT community.

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January 12, 2010 4:05 pm ET filed under Blog

Harold Ford Defends Gay Marriage Reversal By Lying About Sen. Schumer

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