Fact Check Friday
“I have not done anything wrong,” she said in her opening statement before invoking her 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination.
It’s that time again, time to use a lie detector on the people running the country.
We couldn’t let today’s news about the FAA furloughs soon coming to an end go by without some fact checking on some things we’ve heard.
“For the first time in the history of the world, more people will die from over-eating than under-eating this year,” Bloomberg said. Was the mayor telling truth or serving up a whopper?
With the the renewed debate over gun control in the wake of the Newtown massacre, we’re continuing to look at the rhetoric.
Airport control towers closing, teachers laid off, and meat going bad or uninspected. These are the claims, some exaggerated, from both sides about these automatic spending cuts starting Friday with the sequester.
That’s the hashtag being used by some Republicans, including the House Speaker John Boehner, to blame President Barack Obama for the automatic federal cuts that are a week away.
“We did a lot of fact checking, but actually we wound up writing about very little,” factcheck.org’s Eugene Kieley told WCBS 880’s Wayne Cabot.
Today’s claim to check is from newly sworn-in junior Connecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy.
Today, our Wayne Cabot spoke with factcheck.org’s Rob Farley, who has been weighing rhetoric versus reality when it comes to guns in the wake of the Newtown massacre.
Factcheck.org’s Rob Farley told WCBS 880’s Wayne Cabot that “both sides” are doing the deceiving.
WCBS 880’s Wayne Cabot asked factcheck.org researcher Eugene Kiley if it’s really possible, as Democrats prefer, to balance the books without cutting the big three entitlements – Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
Fox News Channel has reported that, “Lockheed-Martin saying that they will not issue layoff warnings before the November election.”
Both men got things wrong. So Brooks Jackson of factcheck.org checked in to go over the claims and set the record straight.
The post-debate headline from factcheck.org was “Obama And Romney Continue False, Misleading Attacks In Second Debate.”