"factcheck.org: McCain's Power Outage Contradictions and misstatements…"

"factcheck.org: McCain's Power Outage Contradictions and misstatements…"

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factcheck.org is the pre-eminent fact checking organization, endorsed even by Dick Cheney. Here's something new, via Newsweek:

Summary
McCain has spent the week focusing on energy policy, making some surprising, and inaccurate, statements.

Among them:
He said that ending a moratorium on offshore oil drilling "would be very helpful in the short term in resolving our energy crisis." But according to a government report, offshore oil wouldn't have much of an impact on supply or prices until 2030. (Update, June 24: At a town hall event on June 23, McCain didn't claim that offshore drilling would lower prices in the short term, but that it would provide "psychological impact that I think is beneficial.")

It gets worse from there.

Disclaimer: I'm on the educational arm of factcheck.org, it's factcheckED.org.

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Alex Rodriguez

I am done following your blog. Time to fact check all the candidates. Oh wait, that would not forward your political agenda!

Mi

It is a good thing Factcheck isn't biased. Check out all the lies and misquotes on McCain AND Obama.

Bob Pelt

"offshore oil wouldn't have much of an impact on supply or prices until 2030." I don't know what dumb ass wrote that report but less the one year is probably more like it.

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