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

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

100

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

100

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.
"REPUBLICAN LEGISLATORS SAY...." IS A FACTUAL CLAIM AS TO THE FACT THAT THEY'VE SAID IT. WHAT THE LEGISLATORS CLAIM IS OPINION.

100

BOTH DODGED.

100

I DON'T LIKE FLYING PLANES.
UNCLEAR.

200

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

200

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

200

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

200

VIDEO CLIP DOESN'T SUPPORT CLAIM OF DODGING ONE WAY OR THE OTHER

200

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

300

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

300

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

300

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.
FACTUAL CLAIM

300

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.
DODGED THE QUESTION

300

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

400

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

400

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.
YES AND NO. SNOPES.COM THE FIRST PART IS TRUE; SECOND IS NOT.

400

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.
DODGED THE QUESTION.

400

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.
CLEAR.

500

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

500

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.
FALSE. SNOPES.COM

500

QUESTION WAS NOT ANSWERED. Article I, Section 8: The Congress shall have the Power to lay and collect taxes.

500

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."
CLEAR.