Truth Squad Ratings

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

  • FAIR: The ad or statement is generally accurate and fairly and credibly presents the speaker’s position on the issue at hand.   
      
  • MISLEADING: While individual parts of the ad or statement may be accurate, it reaches a conclusion or leaves an impression about an issue or candidate that is misleading in important respects
     
  • FOUL: The ad or statement contains one or more material factual errors