Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tops our monthly round-up with a Four-Pinocchio claim about dirt.
Sloppy reporting of dubious and outdated statistics results in wildly inflated numbers.
Huckabee gets the numbers wrong, and make a connection that has not been proven yet.
Once again, politicians and the media blithely repeat a Four-Pinocchio statistic on sex trafficking that does not hold up to scrutiny.
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Depending on the estimate cited, the number of victims changes by tens of millions.
Rep. Steve Scalise inaccurately cites an industry survey with limited scope.
Sen. Chris Murphy (D) earns 4 Pinocchios for repeating a disputed statistic in an irresponsible way.
Politicians offered lots of numbers after the big Supreme Court ruling, but only some were not misleading.
The 2016 presidential candidate earns Four Pinocchios for relying on discredited media reporting to make a specious case.
The 2016 presidential hopeful earns 4 Pinocchios for repeating a debunked claim about enforcement of the Brady law.
Both Clinton and Bush point to similar jobs data to make opposite cases about the speed of economic recovery.
Paul’s storytelling of government gone amok has run wild on its own.