September 15, 2003
Misleader.org: Tracking Bush's False Statements

Misleader.org: Sign up for a short daily email chronicling the President's untrue statements at by clicking here.

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View the New York Times ad launching Misleader.org

Dear MoveOn member,
The President says things that are misleading or just plain wrong every day, but most of these statements are never challenged. That's why we're launching Misleader.org, a new website and free daily email service for journalists and the general public to track George Bush's false statements.

The daily dispatches will take a "Just the Facts, Ma'am" approach -- no rhetoric, just a couple of paragraphs we'll email each morning on what the President said and why it was misleading or untrue. It's our hope that by doing some of the research for the press corps, we can ensure better coverage of President Bush's lies. If you know someone who could use this kind of information, please point him or her to the site.

To launch the site, we've taken out a full page ad in the New York Times titled "Mis-State of the Union." The ad reveals how the President mislead the nation in his State of the Union speech -- not just on Iraq, but on the economy, the environment, and other important issues. You can check the ad out at:
http://www.misleader.org/pdf/nyt_ad.pdf

Here are a few juicy tidbits from our New York Times ad:

ON TAX CUTS:
George Bush: "The tax relief is for everyone who pays income taxes...Americans will keep, this year, an average of almost $1,000 more of their own money."
The Truth: Nearly half of all taxpayers get less than $100. And 31% of all taxpayers get nothing at all.

ON JOBS:
George Bush: "Our first goal is...an economy that grows fast enough to employ every man and woman who seeks a job."
The Truth: Bush is the first President since Hoover to preside over an economy that has lost jobs, not created them - more than 2.9 million since 2001.

ON THE ENVIRONMENT:
George Bush: "[My] Clear Skies legislation...mandates a 70% cut in air pollution from power plants over the next 15 years."
The Truth: The Bush plan will allow more than 100,000 additional premature deaths by 2020 than alternative legislation developed by the Environmental Protection Agency. The plan does not regulate carbon emissions and allows far more sulfur and mercury emissions.

ON EDUCATION:
George Bush: "[W]e achieved historic education reform - which must now be carried out in every school and in every classroom."
The Truth: Bush cut $8 billion from the promised funds for education.

When Bush was running for President, he said, "I believe everyone should be held responsible for their own personal behavior." We agree. The President has repeatedly mislead the country. Now it's time for Americans and the press to hold him responsible.

Sincerely,
--Carrie, Eli, Joan, Noah, Peter, Wes, and Zack
The MoveOn Team
September 15th, 2003

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Comments

Hello Folks,nice site youre running!

Posted by: Preteen on October 12, 2003 12:30 PM

ON TAX CUTS:
Yeah, those who don't pay anything in income taxes shouldn't get much money in tax cuts, hmmm?

ON JOBS:
We've been in a flipping recession! Just because Bush says his goal is a good economy doesn't mean he should be criticized because he isn't at his goal yet!

ON THE ENVIROMENT:
The president never refrences said EPA legislation. In fact, his package might be a better balance between the environment and the rest of the world than the EPA's legislation; dunno, haven't checked, but why are only relative figures given? These issues should be addressed.

ON EDUCATION:
Hmmm... So now, reducing costs by eliminating red tape is misleading... personally, I'd like to have a project that was $8 billion under budget...

"The daily dispatches will take a "Just the Facts, Ma'am" approach -- no rhetoric, just a couple of paragraphs we'll email each morning on what the President said and why it was misleading or untrue." Apparently, rhetoric is not propaganda, because this is...

I don't claim to support the president in all matters, but these kinds of illogical bashings seem to be self-contradictory... What a bunch of hypocrites...

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Whoopee. Yet another pronouncement of facts(?). The comments of the NY Times and the moveon.org group strongly smell of overripe, rotten _opinion_. Please. Deal with the reality of life and get off the POLITICAL soapbox that you and your editors have clambered to.

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