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FactCheck.org Needs to Check Their Facts

Is FactCheck.org really nonpartisan?  Because here’s what they say about NRA’s attacks on Barack Obama:

Much of what the NRA passes off as Obama’s “10 Point Plan to ‘Change’ the Second Amendment” is actually contrary to what he has said throughout his campaign: that he “respects the constitutional rights of Americans to bear arms” and “will protect the rights of hunters and other law-abiding Americans to purchase, own, transport, and use guns.”

The NRA, however, simply dismisses Obama’s stated position as “rhetoric” and substitutes its own interpretation of his record as a secret “plan.” Said an NRA spokesman: “We believe our facts.”

Except if you look at Obama’s record on guns, he’s proposed all these things!  If you’re going to call yourself “Fact Check” the first thing you should do is check your facts, and if you do that, you’ll see that Barack Obama’s record on The Second Amendment is absolutely atrocious.  They actually expect gun owners to believe what he’s saying now to get elected, and pass that off as “Facts”

Non-partisan my ass, they are shills out to get Obama elected.

2 Responses to “FactCheck.org Needs to Check Their Facts”

  1. joated says:

    Seems Fact Check is being a bit narrow in their scope here. They take what Obama has said on the stump as gospel and fail to look at his past words and actions at all. It’s as though the world only began when the Dem convention officially annointed him to be the party standard bearer. Come to think of it, why didn’t they look at the party platform?

  2. Carl in Chicago says:

    To: Editor@FactCheck.org

    Dear Editor:

    Today I came across this entry, posted yesterday (22 September 08):

    http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/nra_targets_obama.html

    I love the idea of independent groups fact-checking media and interest-group claims. It must be done in order to keep folks honest. So, I commend this endeavor.

    However, I have serious concerns about your “NRA targets Obama” entry by D’Angelo Gore and Brooks Jackson. Specifically:

    Much of what the NRA passes off as Obama’s “10 Point Plan to ‘Change’ the Second Amendment” is actually contrary to what he has said throughout his campaign: that he “respects the constitutional rights of Americans to bear arms” and “will protect the rights of hunters and other law-abiding Americans to purchase, own, transport, and use guns.”

    The crux of the matter centers on what Mr. Obama is saying now, during his presidential run, and what he has proposed or supported in the past. The entry clearly puts considerably more stock in what he’s saying now than on his incontrovertible track record. Actions speak louder than words. Obama’s words on the second amendment are supportive now, but they are belied by his actions in the past.

    I believe this entry runs entirely counter to your claim as a “Fact-Checking” organization. For the sake of truth, please reconsider this entry.

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