Campaign 2014: Truth Squad's 10 worst ads, No. 7

How we make the call

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

Accurate
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
False
The statement is false, or based on false underlying facts

Not every flagrant-fouling ad is painful to watch. In fact, we chuckled at the cartoony corporate fat cats in this Michigan Education Association-produced video about Gov. Rick Snyder's cuts to education funding in the state. But it didn't change the erroneous factual assertions that Snyder "rewarded CEOs with 'big bonuses,'" which went beyond hyperbole and into the realm of cynical, pandering fiction.

 

 

Truth Squad call

 

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