Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Obama, The NRA, & Factcheck

The NRA has started running a series of ads that paint Obama as a pro gun-control, anti-Second Amendment politician. Here are a few of them:

Factcheck.org has insinuated itself into this issue, challenging the NRA's assertions in what looks like an Obama press release, ignoring facts and refusing to acknowldge gaping ambiguities between Obama's words and deeds. Factcheck states "A National Rifle Association advertising campaign distorts Obama's position on gun control beyond recognition." No, its Factcheck doing the distorting.

In June, I did a a detalied post, "Identifying Obama's Real Position On The Second Amendment." It addresses virtually every claim made by Factcheck.org and the NRA with the exception of the issue raised in the last ad about ammunition. Confederate Yankee addresses that one. I would highly recommend both posts to anyone who questions whether the NRA has it right. The bottom line, Factcheck.org has dropped the ball on this one completely. You can find other links to posts on this topic at Memorandum.

1 comment:

suek said...

Do not forget that Factcheck.org is an Annenberg Foundation owned/sponsored function.

This should be borne in mind regarding the birth certificate issue as well. Factcheck.org may be a trojan horse...