truth squad

Election 2014
9:05 am
Thu October 16, 2014

WSW: Calling Fouls on Political Ads is a Big Job

Governor Rick Snyder and Democratic Challenger Mark Schauer at their town hall forum on Sunday
Credit The Associated Press

When TV ads or other forms of political communication step over the line, the Truth Squad is ready to blow a whistle. 

  

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8:12 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Bridge Magazine's Truth Squad Calls "Flagrant Foul" on Ad Targeting Gary Peters in Senate Race

Lead in text: 
Truth Squad's analysis finds lack of support for claims about affordability and jeopardizing woman's health
  • Source: Bridgemi
  • | Via: The Center for Michigan
Who: Americans For Prosperity What: Julie's Story: It's Time to Listen The call: Flagrant Foul This powerful one-minute ad aimed at U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, centers on Dexter resident and leukemia patient Julie Boonstra. Peters is a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate.
7:57 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Center for Michigan's Truth Squad calls technical foul on ad critical of Governor Snyder

Lead in text: 
Center's analysis finds no documentation for claim that tax breaks sent jobs overseas
Who Democratic Governors Association What "The Difference," a television ad promoting Mark Schauer for governor. The call Technical Foul
7:53 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Center for Michigan's Truth Squad calls technical foul on Governor Snyder's ad

Lead in text: 
The center's analysis finds the governor is taking credit for a recovery that began before he took office.
Who: Rick Snyder for Michigan What: "Michigan's Comeback Kid," a television ad first aired during the Super Bowl promoting Rick Snyder for governor. Foul or no foul: Technical foul