CNN Truth Squad takes on Thursday's debate
January 20th, 2012
07:21 AM ET
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CNN Truth Squad takes on Thursday's debate

(CNN) - CNN's Truth Squad fact-checked some of the assertions made by Republican candidates during Thursday's CNN Southern Republican Debate.

For the verdict on each question, click the headline:

Truth Squad: Does Paul's WWII anecdote ring true?

Truth Squad: Romney defends his record on abortion

Truth Squad: Santorum's tally of Obama cuts don't add up

Truth Squad: Does distrust in feds equal health care repeal?

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    Wait, don't tell me, let me guess; truth lost the debate.

    January 20, 2012 07:37 am at 7:37 am |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Truth? Republicans can not handle the truth. Each GOP debate is like a trip to Fantasyland.

    January 20, 2012 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  3. GOP Hater

    The policies of the Greed Over People party has pushed this country to the edge economic destruction, yet, NO ONE in the media ever points this out. If their policies were so great then why is POVERTY in this country at an all time high? Watergate, S&L scandal and the Bush recession are all tied to GREED and corruption under republican rule. John King asked Newt a very important question but missed the point on why CHEATING on your wife should be discussed in a presidential debate. Cheating and lying are INTEGRITY issues and if you have no integrity in your private life then what should we expect from you in public office. Republicans are a disgrace to American politics and I think the media should a better job on pushing back on bully's like Newt Gingrich.

    January 20, 2012 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  4. willie floyd

    I couldn't stomach watching all of it-45 mins. and I changed the channel. Disgusting!!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

    January 20, 2012 08:47 am at 8:47 am |
  5. Sandy

    Why didn't they fact check Ginrich's statement that Obama was the most dangerous President in history? What a bunch of clowns!

    January 20, 2012 08:47 am at 8:47 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    I can sum up the FactCheck articles for you:

    Santorum's remark totally contradicts the facts.
    Romeny's response to abortion was supported by the facts, but he was evasive on everything else.
    Gingrich's attempt to connect self propagating dots stretched the facts.
    Paul presented his chosen set of facts while ignoring the most important facts.

    January 20, 2012 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  7. joe smith

    while i applaud newt for ripping the media, ( could have been staged ), he would not have had the funds to continue, had it not been for Sheldon Adelsons' $5 million that is the truth..

    January 20, 2012 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  8. Donna Lukish

    John King should have countered with how Newt made Clinton's indiscretions front and center on the House floor when he led the Impeachment proceedings while getting banged by his mistress. the media did not bang Mr. Gingrich. His mistress was banging the Mr. Forgiveness Candidate. I am flying high today over Mr. Gingrich's and the audience's total hypocracy over former President Clinton's indiscretions and how they "accept" Gingrich's indiscretions. It is awesome how hypocritical they are.

    January 20, 2012 09:20 am at 9:20 am |