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Monday, October 30

Cong OH-1: MSM Denounces False Advertising by Chabot (R)

This is amazing. The campaign of John Cranley (D-Cincinnati) has put together a staggering list of media denunciations of false advertising by incumbent Steve Chabot (R-Cincinnati):

“Republican mudslinging on an industrial scale”
(Annenberg Public Policy Center - FactCheck.Org, 10/27/06)

“Factcheck.org has called out Chabot’s ads as ‘deceptive’”
(The Cincinnati Enquirer, 10/25/06)

“The very definition of political mudslinging”
(Annenberg Public Policy Center - FactCheck.Org, 10/27/06)

“Many of the ‘headlines’ presented in the ad never ran in any local newspaper.”
(The Cincinnati Enquirer, 10/23/06)

“Misleading”

(Annenberg Public Policy Center -- FactCheck.Org, 10/11/06)


“This is the ad the National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee didn’t want fact-checked.”
(The Cincinnati Enquirer, 10/28/06)

“Nobody’s proposing paying benefits to illegals”
(Annenberg Public Policy Center - FactCheck.Org, 10/11/06)

“NRCC spokesman refused to release the ad’s supporting documentation, and would not discuss the claims made on it.”
(The Cincinnati Enquirer, 10/28/06)

“This ad provides no documentation for its claims”
(The Cincinnati Enquirer, 10/25/06)

“Vote cited in the GOP ad had nothing to do with taxes or spending”
(The Cincinnati Enquirer, 10/08/06)

“Cranley was endorsed by the FOP for City Council twice after he supposedly ‘turned his back’ on them”
(The Cincinnati Enquirer, 10/11/06)

“Outrageous assertions”
(The Boston Globe, 10/28/06)

“None of that money went to ‘riot sympathizers’”
(The Cincinnati Enquirer, 10/11/06)

“The charge is a mischaracterization”

(Annenberg Public Policy Center - FactCheck.Org, 10/11/06)

“The police-reform agreements, passed unanimously by City Council in 2002, were supported by politicians across the political spectrum, including two Republican councilmen (Pat DeWine and Chris Monzel) and former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft. The Fraternal Order of Police was also a signatory to the agreement, and the national president was present at the signing ceremony.”
(The Cincinnati Enquirer, 10/11/06)

“Sloppy”
(The Cincinnati Enquirer, 10/23/06)

“Smearing the personal character”
(The Boston Globe, 10/28/06)

“Personal attack”
(Annenberg Public Policy Center - FactCheck.Org, 10/27/06)

“A hyperbolic quantum leap”
(The Cincinnati Enquirer, 10/11/06)

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