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Cutting Through The Noise

Informative, reality-based articles and essays


HEALTH CARE


Myths and Falsehoods About Health Care Reform

http://mediamatters.org/research/200908200002

http://mediamatters.org/research/200909080001

http://mediamatters.org/research/200911130002



Seven Falsehoods About Health Care: Big myths about the current debate

http://www.factcheck.org/2009/08/seven-falsehoods-about-health-care/



Conservative media revive death panels yet again with new, false target

http://mediamatters.org/research/200912230036



Twenty-six Lies About H.R. 3200: A notorious analysis of the House health care bill contains 48 claims. Twenty-six of them are false and the rest mostly misleading. Only four are true.

http://www.factcheck.org/2009/08/twenty-six-lies-about-hr-3200/



IMMIGRATION


CIR (Comprehensive Immigration Reform) recommended by CATO institute, a respected conservative think tank, to create jobs and infuse the American economy. The positive impact for U.S. households of legalization under an optimal visa tax would be 1.27 percent of GDP or $180 billion.

http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=10438



CIR (Comprehensive Immigration reform) is good for economic recovery, so says Center for American Progress, a respected center-left think tank.

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2009/11/immigration_economy.html



CLIMATE CHANGE


Climategate: Hacked e-mails show climate scientists in a bad light but dont change scientific consensus on global warming.

http://www.factcheck.org/2009/12/climategate/



Can the medias climate change deniers ignore the latest temperature record?

http://mediamatters.org/research/201001250018



Say it aint snow: Media suggestions that snowstorms cast doubt on global warming

http://mediamatters.org/research/201002110035



Cap-and-trade: Green Jobs or Job Killer? Government energy economists predict job growth would likely slow, but how much is uncertain.

http://www.factcheck.org/2009/10/cap-and-trade-green-jobs-or-job-killer/


ECONOMY/DEFICIT


Myths and falsehoods about the deficit

http://mediamatters.org/research/201001270030



Hannity falsely claims Obama created the massive deficit and that stimulus is a failure

http://mediamatters.org/research/201001290035

TERRORISM


Myths and falsehoods surrounding the Christmas Day terrorist attack

http://mediamatters.org/research/201001080024


BIRTHERISM


Salons handy-dandy guide to refuting the Birthers

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2009/08/05/birther_faq/


PRESIDENT OBAMA


Myths and falsehoods about Barack Obama

http://mediamatters.org/research/200703200011


SARAH PALIN


Tea Party Fact-Checking: Palin makes a few errors in her convention speech and on Fox News Sunday.

http://www.factcheck.org/2010/02/tea-party-fact-checking/


Worst Falsehoods Told in 2009


Whoppers of 2009: We review the choicest falsehoods from a year that kept us busy.

http://www.factcheck.org/2009/12/whoppers-of-2009/


TORTURE


Monica Crowley revives dubious claim that waterboarding KSM resulted in actionable intelligence

http://mediamatters.org/research/201001100010


ACORN


Fox News revives ACORN-funding bogeyman to attack Obama budget

http://mediamatters.org/research/201002030041


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