Worst of the 2011 Worst: End Medicare

FlackCheck considers the Democratic claim that the Ryan plan would end Medicare the worst persistent deception of 2011. Click here to see our take downs of distortions of the Ryan plan found in a web video by a group calling itself The Agenda Project.

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DCCC Attacked Ryan Plan Using Deceptive Dramatization

FlackCheck.org responds to the DCCC and Project Agenda insinuation that the Ryan plan affects current seniors. Lost in the back and forth about whether the Ryan Plan radically changed or ended Medicare is the fact that, contrary to the insinuations of these two videos, it did not affect those 55 and older at all.

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FlackCheck’s Year-End Wrap-Up of 2011

In our end-of-the-year wrap up, we draw on the videos we’ve produced in the past two months to illustrate the kinds of misleading tactics on which we will focus in the coming year: deceptive claims; offensive dramatizations; deceptive Photoshopping; deceptive use of audio; taking candidates’ words out of context.

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2011 First Place

Everyone at FlackCheck.org’s vote for Worst of the Year 2011 is Turn Right USA’s offensive rap web-video attacking California 36th Congressional District candidate Janice Hahn (D).

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Should the Chamber of Commerce Disregard its Members’ Standards?

FlackCheck.org takes issue with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for manipulating a photo of Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) in a new ad attacking his support for Obama administration policies that it sees as tax-increasing and job killing.

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Dear Mr. Thomas Donahue

FlackCheck.org takes issue with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for manipulating a photo of Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) in a new ad attacking his support for Obama administration policies that it sees as tax-increasing and job killing.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce vs. Sen. Sherrod Brown: Dear Mr. Thomas Donahue and Should the Chamber Disregard its Members’ Standards?

FlackCheck.org takes issue with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for manipulating a photo of Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) in a new ad attacking his support for Obama administration policies that it sees as tax-increasing and job killing.

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Did Romney really laugh at his own record?

Republican Presidential candidate Jon M. Huntsman creates a false impression of opponent Mitt Romney through the use of a fake laugh track. FlackCheck.org turns the tables on him.

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2011 Second Place

In Second place, FlackCheck.org takes issue with advocacy group MassUniting’s ad claiming that Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown (R) is a “Yes Man” for Wall Street interests.

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