FACT CHECK: Ads In NC Campaign Lead Voters Astray

Candidates in a North Carolina congressional race have been using selective editing and selective facts to air ads that are leading voters astray.

An ad by Republican candidate Ilario Pantano trims two news clips to exclude key biographical tidbits: That he was once charged with murder and that he once worked for Wall Street firm Goldman Sachs.

An ad by Democratic Rep. Mike McIntyre accuses Pantano of wanting to raise taxes 23 percent. It misrepresents a proposal that Pantano supports to rely on a large sales tax but eliminate a range of other taxes, such as the income tax.

The ads have aired on television this month in the district covering southeastern North Carolina. McIntyre is seeking re-election after more than a decade in office.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 6, 2010 at 04:06 PM
    : Anonymous on Sep 26, 2010 at 07:57 AM, yes that is correct and a backed up statement. I just love it when you guys call me U Ruckus...it just proves what I said about d's being the racist party...you post your post and put that into it. Thanks, just makes my angle that much stronger and now you have others. Most know I am a mutt like the president so keep it up, please. Of course if you were educated, you would know that Truman proposed the Civil Rights Amendment to fix what democrats were whinny and screaming wasn't fair...As long as Obama/socialists hates Fox, they have my attention everynight. Those that don't watch will be blindsided by those that do in November. Back I get it, you get it and so do about 90% of people. The other 10% spend their time whinning here.....they also believe Bush caused the oil leak in the gulf...he blew up the trade towers...he caused Obama to spend multiple trillions of dollars... and my favorite, Bush lied...my god....WTH do they watch?
  • by Kevin Whiteman Location: NC on Sep 26, 2010 at 07:01 AM
    Why would Pantano bring up charges that were all thrown out? The charges against him were SO bogus, they didn't even make it beyond the military version of a Grand Jury Hearing. Goldman Sachs? Yep. And Pantano has made it very clear that he resigned "in disgust" due to their culture of corruption. This isn't exactly a secret. Pantano should be congratulated, not condemned.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 26, 2010 at 04:57 AM
    Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Sep 24, 2010 at 08:23 AM...you contradict yourself..Now Democrats are "whinny" ? That must be the ones in The Tea movement
  • by Back Location: Gvlle on Sep 25, 2010 at 06:52 AM
    He's not thinking for anyone but himself. He is expressing his opinion; something obama would like to take away if he could. Already sorta tried it w/ the media. Fox exposes the TRUTH about him and his ultimate agenda and its putting a wrench in his machine. Too bad you don't see this.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 24, 2010 at 06:06 PM
    I was referring to you as being Uncle Ruckus! Now google that.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Sep 24, 2010 at 05:23 AM
    Uncle Ruckus(osoc) on Sep 23, 2010 at 10:40 PM, because, unlike yourself, I have been to every web site of both R and Ds, to see how they voted...you have done that right? You did read Obamas book...right? The real reason, snibbling, whinny liberals seem to constitute the D party right now and I am as fed up with it as the tea party. If you voted for the terd healthcare...you are out, if you voted on Cap and Trade, out, in my district, Butterfield voted/supported both. Maybe you haven't heard about unemployment in this state, the rest of do "pay attention" to what goes on around us and not to MSNBC.
  • by to Uncle Ruckus(osoc) on Sep 23, 2010 at 07:40 PM
    Obama snake, why didn't you mention the misrepresenting ad made by the Republican. No one asked you to think for them, you remind me of UNCLE RUCKUS from the Boondocks cartoons.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Sep 23, 2010 at 04:51 PM
    I sort of agree, the ignorant ones will just take the add as correct, the smarter ones will research the truth. OSOC will be posting on this as they go. I am not happy with D and will point out any D who runs a false story...even if I am a registered D. I am tired of the lies from the Ds, the president, the congress...they just are not doing "our" bidding.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 23, 2010 at 04:24 PM
    get your boots and coats everyone,the mud slinging is starting.
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