April 8, 2014

Senate Majority PAC’s Problem With The Truth

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The Democrats’ Senate campaign super PAC, Senate Majority PAC, is building itself a poor track record in credibility. Today, the Washington Post’s Fact Checker called a new ad in Louisiana “very deceptive.” The Fact Checker wrote:

“This ad from the Senate Majority PAC, which is run by former aides to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), is an example of a very deceptive technique: stringing together a variety of true (or semi-true) statements in an effort to completely mislead viewers.”

In the last month, the Washington Post’s Fact Checker has found three of Senate Majority PAC’s ads to be false and misleading: two in Louisiana, the one today and another ad in March going after Bill Cassidy; and one in Arkansas attacking Tom Cotton. Of the Arkansas ad, The Post’s Fact Checker said:

“None of the allegations made about Cotton or his policies are factually correct.”

The Fact Checker summed up Senate Majority PAC’s problems with the truth this way:

“This is the third time in a month that the Fact Checker has given Four Pinocchios to an ad sponsored by Senate Majority PAC. That’s a pretty dreadful track record, and does little for the organization’s credibility more than six months before the midterm elections.”