A $1 Billion Gambling Problem: Fact Check TV
Voice of San Diego
... here and here) claimed O'Connor lost $1 billion gambling. In the latest edition of Fact Check TV, I clarified details on O'Connor's gambling losses and vetted a councilman's recent claim about the vote to select Unified Port of San Diego commissioners.
Canada Free Press
FACT CHECK: Is the White House Responsible for Production Increases?
Canada Free Press
“I'm proud of the fact that under my administration, oil production is higher than it has been in a decade or more. We have seen a doubling of fuel efficiency standards on cars over the next several years, so that is saving people money at the pump ...
The Politico has received an opposition research file from the Alaska Democrats. In the file, the Democrats have released Sarah Palin's social security number minus the last four digits. Also tied to the information are
Rumors have been swirling through the media about whether Sarah Palin's teleprompter broke for her hit speech at the Republican National Convention. The fact check is, yes.
First, what is the teleprompter? All modern major politicians, like Barack Obama, have their speeches pre-written in collaboration with a speechwriter. The pre-written speech is then put up on a teleprompter, which is like a hidden scrolling TV screen, but visible to the speaker only. The politician then reads the speech off the teleprompter when giving the speech. That is what Barack Obama does, and of course did in his well-received convention speech. Indeed, he is considered among the best speech readers.
Second, did Sarah Palin's teleprompter break during her speech? The facts we have found are yes, the teleprompter was broken for part of the speech, and she spoke from memory.
"Halfway through Sarah Palin's speech tonight at the RNC, people following the speech noticed she was deviating from the prepared text.
"According to sources close to the McCain campaign, the teleprompter continued scrolling during applause breaks. As a result, half way through the speech, the speech had scrolled significantly from where Governor Palin was in the speech. The malfunction also occurred during Rudy Giuliani's speech, explaining his significant deviations from his speech.
"Unfazed, Governor Palin continued, from memory, to deliver her speech without the teleprompter cued to the appropriate point in her speech."