China and Medicare
A quick roundup of fact checks from around the web:
- CBS News finds that candidates continue to use China as a bogeyman in their ads. They also note that an attack on Baron Hill by a National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee ad is recycled bunk. As CBS News reports:
"Is Baron Hill running for Congress in Indiana - or China?" a narrator asks before criticizing Hill for supporting the stimulus package. In the background, ominous Far East-tinged music plays; the Forbidden City and a Chinese flag are seen on the red-tinged screen. At one point, raised fists appear below an image of Hill standing at a lectern ... The spot ties its claim to an argument that the stimulus bill created renewable energy jobs in China. A similar claim from Sarah Palin earlier this year was deemed false by PolitiFact.
- Politifact has looked at a fresh set of ads on healthcare as well. They examined health care attack ads from Republican leaning groups in three states -- Florida, California, and Pennsylvania -- and "found each of those attacks to be Barely True." The truth is that Democrats voted for the health care bill. The rest of the attacks? Not true.