PUSHING PRODUCTS: STATED AS FACT OR OPINION? E-MAILS: HOAX OR NO? VOTERS BEWARE: STATED AS FACT OR OPINION? DODGING THE QUESTION? YES OR NO? CLEAR AS A BELL CLEAR OR UNCLEAR?

100

OPINION. WHAT DOES EARTH-SMART MEAN?
OUR PRODUCTS ARE EARTH-SMART.

100

HOAX. BASED ON MISINTERPRETATION OF BUSINESS REPORT ON GM.
79% OF GM'S SALES LAST MONTH WERE GOVERNMENT PURCHASES.

100

"REPUBLICAN LEGISLATORS SAY...." IS A FACTUAL CLAIM AS TO THE FACT THAT THEY'VE SAID IT. WHAT THE LEGISLATORS CLAIM IS OPINION.
REPUBLICAN LEGISLATORS SAY THE NEW VOTER ID RULES OFFER A PRACTICAL WAY TO WEED OUT FRAUDULENT VOTES AND PRESERVE THE INTEGRITY OF THE BALLOT BOX.

100

BOTH DODGED.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXJ4Dk33cCQ up to 1:40.

100

UNCLEAR.
I DON'T LIKE FLYING PLANES.

200

FACTUAL CLAIM. WHAT DOES IT LEAD YOU TO BELIEVE?
MOTRIN IS STRONGER THAN EXTRA-STRENGTH TYLENOL. MOTRIN GIVES LONG-LASTING PAIN.

200

HOAX. SEE WWW.SNOPES.COM
MAN WHO, AFTER A FLIGHT, COMPLAINED ABOUT COCKROACH IN PLANE CABIN GETS LETTER OF APOLOGY AND FREE UPGRADE FOR NEXT FLIGHT.

200

FACTUAL CLAIM
SINCE 2000 ONLY 10 IN-PERSON VOTER FRAUD CASES HAVE BEEN PROVED NATIONALLY.

200

VIDEO CLIP DOESN'T SUPPORT CLAIM OF DODGING ONE WAY OR THE OTHER
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0Nq6ifLak4 1:30 sec.

200

UNCLEAR. "MOST OF THE TIME" CAN MEAN DIFFERENT THINGS TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE. CONSUMER OF WHAT? MISTAKE IN WHAT? THEIR THINKING? THEIR REASONS? THEIR PURCHASE?
MOST OF THE TIME, AN INFORMED CONSUMER WILL NOT MAKE A MISTAKE.

300

FACTUAL CLAIM. WHAT'S THE ISSUE?
ABC CORPORATION GIVES YOU A LIFETIME WARRANTY.

300

HOAX. SNOPES.COM
RED BULL ENERGY DRINK CONTAINS A GOVERNMENT-MANUFACTURED STIMULANT LINKED TO THE FORMATION OF BRAIN TUMORS.

300

FACTUAL CLAIM
FLORIDA RESIDENTS WHO WERE MISTAKENLY REMOVED FROM THE VOTERS ROLLS IN 2012 BECAUSE THE STATE CLASSIFIED THEM AS NONCITIZENS WILL BE RETURNED TO THE ROLLS AND ALLOWED TO VOTE IN NOVEMBER.

300

DODGED THE QUESTION
POLITICIAN IS ASKED WHETHER HE/SHE AGREED WITH A PROPOSED GOVERNMENT BAILOUT OF GM. POLITICIAN ANSWERS: I'M IN FAVOR OF HELPING WHEN HELP IS NEEDED, AND I'M IN FAVOR OF DOING WHATEVER WORKS.

300

CLEAR, BUT THE BEST SOURCE OF WHAT THE HEADLINE ACCOMPLISHED WOULD BE THE HEADLINE ITSELF.
THE GUARDIAN'S HEADLINE STRESSED THAT THE PRIME MINISTER WAS TAKING YET ANOTHER VACATION.

400

FACTUAL CLAIM. ANY PROBLEM?
THIS PRODUCT IS MADE FROM RECYCLED WASTE.

400

YES AND NO. SNOPES.COM THE FIRST PART IS TRUE; SECOND IS NOT.
ADMINISTERING THREE SIMPLE TESTS WILL HELP DIAGNOSE THE OCCURRENCE OF A STROKE AND PRICKING THE VICTIM'S FINGER WILL PREVENT FURTHER HARM FROM THE STROKE.

400

FACTUAL CLAIM
http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/392598/july-20-2011/voter-id-laws (47 sec)

400

DODGED THE QUESTION.
A RELATIVE ASKS DOCTOR FOR THE LOVED ONE'S PROGNOSIS. DOCTOR SAYS: HE'S VERY ILL, AND WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MAKE HIM COMFORTABLE.

400

CLEAR.
LIFE IS CONFUSING ENOUGH WITHOUT HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT WHETHER WE UNDERSTAND WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE REALLY SAYING OR WHAT WE READ, OR BEING CONCERNED ABOUT WHETHER WE ARE PROPERLY UNDERSTOOD.

500

FACTUAL CLAIM. 20% LESS THAN WHAT? LESS WASTE IN WHAT?
THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS 20% LESS WASTE.

500

FALSE. SNOPES.COM
THE MAYO CLINIC HAS WARNED THAT OUR GOVERNMENT IS NOT BEING HONEST ABOUT THE SWINE FLU SITUATION. THE MAYO CLINIC IS PREPARING FOR AN EPIDEMIC, WHICH THE CDC SAYS WILL HIT IN TWO WAVES.

500

OPINION
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCcLzu3jz1M

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QUESTION WAS NOT ANSWERED. Article I, Section 8: The Congress shall have the Power to lay and collect taxes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=pu0iSxAKxT0

500

CLEAR.
BENJAMIN DISRAELI WAS ASKED TO WITHDRAW HIS STATEMENT THAT HALF THE CABINET WERE ASSES. "MR. SPEAKER, I WITHDRAW," DISRAELI RESPONDED. "HALF THE CABINET ARE NOT ASSES."

FACTUAL CLAIM OR OPINION?

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