Campaign 2014: Truth Squad's 10 worst ads, No. 3

How we make the call

Truth Squad assigns five ratings to the political statements we review, in descending levels of accuracy:

No factual inaccuracies in the statement and no important information is missing
Mostly accurate
While the statement is largely accurate, it omits or exaggerates facts, or needs some clarification
Half accurate
Truths are interspersed with mistruths, or the speaker left out significant facts that render his/her remarks misleading in important respects
Mostly inaccurate
The major point or points made are untrue or misleading, even while some aspects of the claim may be accurate
The statement is false, or based on false underlying facts

This ad, that received a flagrant foul for the campaign of Brian Ellis in a tough West Michigan primary against incumbent U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, has been pulled from YouTube. Huh. We wonder why. Maybe because calling Amash "al-Qaeda's best friend in Congress" crossed a line, even for a primary fight.


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