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Jon Kyl inspires Stephen Colbert to tweet non-facts

Republican Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona inspires Stephen Colbert’s Twitter hashtag, #NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatement. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Kyl has come under fire for his statements on the Senate floor in which he said that “well over” 90 percent of Planned Parenthood’s services are abortions. The actual number is 3 percent. Kyl’s office issued a statement to CNN saying that his remarks “were not intended to be a factual statement, but rather to illustrate that Planned Parenthood, an organization that receives millions in taxpayers’s dollars, does subsidize abortions.”

Here are a few of Colbert’s non-fact tweets:

Jon Kyl destroyed love in 1973. All feelings since then have been but a shadow of the original concept. #NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatementless than a minute ago via SocialOomph Favorite Retweet ReplyStephen Colbert

Alexandra Petri on Kyl


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