CNN Fact Checks: What was truth, and what was not?
October 4th, 2012
06:26 AM ET
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    All of a sudden he acted as if he is a Democrat. Watch this idiot. Flip-flop. Nation is going to experience the biggest turmoil with this guy. True. He did not give any solutions. 12 million jobs??? How?? Repeal Healthcare??? Voucher for Medicare???? SS eliminate???? Nonsense. GOP drama.

    October 4, 2012 06:45 am at 6:45 am |
  2. Richard

    CNN's fact check stated that Romney's claim that Obama cut Medicare by $700 biliion to pay for Obamacare was false. CNN is quite wrong, because cutting future growth in Medicare funding is, in fact, cutting the money that will be available fund the future growth in Medicare enrollees. Under Obama's future funding cuts, the money is shifted from seniors' medical care to fund the current uninsured. CNN's fact check is wrong and misleading.

    October 4, 2012 06:49 am at 6:49 am |
  3. n

    Most watchers looked at the debate last night like they were watching a sporting event. Who ever made the loudest noise and was the most animated, the most flipped and entertaining, they gave the edge. This debate was designed to show who is the most consistent in core values, in-depth with a clear plan and factual data to substantiate facts. Obama is clearly the winner. No zings, no side stepping the issues or overstepping set boundaries by the moderator. Most of the american people watching last night who gave the win to Romney have been dummied down by the media and their opinions are no longer valid. Period.

    October 4, 2012 06:51 am at 6:51 am |
  4. Namemiddle class

    Get rid of the TelePrompTers. Keep it real.

    October 4, 2012 07:14 am at 7:14 am |
  5. Thomas

    Romney came out as the aggressor and it paid off in perception. On the other hand, he reversed his positions from the last 8 months, he dragged out debunked lies about 718billion, he still didn't provide more detail on his tax plan, he still didn't provide more detail on his healthcare reform post repealing obamacare and every factual rebuttal Obama had was a lie because he just hadn't released the details yet.

    Jim, you are a terrible moderator. You are. You let Mitt continue on talking while having a meltdown at the end of the first section. 'Now onto the next top..."..."NO NO NO I NEED TO RESPOND NOW". Then he threatened to defund your lively hood and you sat there like a wimp.

    Then CNN's fact checking? Well, if we take Romney at his work from tonight on his tax plan as opposed to what he said last night and for his earlier campaign and what he says on his website, then Obama is completely wrong. Really? Shut off the TV at that point.

    Romney surprised a lot, he was the aggressor and it will pay dividends for him. Obama looked like he was falling asleep most of the time though.

    October 4, 2012 07:28 am at 7:28 am |
  6. urkidding

    The best you can do is fact check Romney becuase he blistered Obama in the debate...How about a fact check on Obama...You do know news should cover both sides of a story!

    October 4, 2012 07:42 am at 7:42 am |
  7. Stuck_In_a_Blue_State

    Romney was solid. Obama looked confused, unprepared, agitated and flat. Round one to Romney !!!

    Romney/Ryan – 2012

    October 4, 2012 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  8. Sandy

    Wow. Romney told so many lies! I can't understand how people think he won. How can you win on lies? I guess he won on style, not substance. I was a little disappointed that the President wasn't more forceful in pointing out Romney's lies, but when he did point them out, Romney just denied them, like he hasn't been saying something different up until last night. Etch-A-Sketch was in full effect last night! And I don't think the President wanted to be painted as an angry black man by getting in the gutter with Romney.

    October 4, 2012 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  9. Marty, FL

    Pres. Obama should have stayed with his 4.4 million as a net positive job creation for our country.

    By contrast, Romney lied about unemployment, oil permits, green energy, and outright lied about Medicare. Americans deserve better, not his zinger nonsense.

    October 4, 2012 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  10. Me IN HOUSTON

    @CNN Fact Checks
    @CNN political ticker
    Why do you guys suck at this?
    Don't give us links just write a coherent article clearly stating what lies were told and who told them.
    And if there were caveats to that which was stated, properly elaborate on them.
    I shouldn't have to tell you how to do your job

    October 4, 2012 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  11. Fact

    I like President Obama and I want him to win, because he has fought his entire adult life to give people a fair shot at opportunities if they work hard. By contrast it is very hard to know who or what Romney stands for.

    October 4, 2012 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  12. MTATL67

    After reading each one of the fact checker stories. Mitt Romney did not have his facts straight. There for he lost the debat.

    October 4, 2012 09:22 am at 9:22 am |