Actually, the stunner would be if these people were caught telling the truth. What a pathetic bunch.
A recent video from a President Obama-aligned group is under fire from fact-checkers for claiming hundreds of House members voted to call climate change a “hoax” — namely, because they didn’t.
The video from Organizing for Action cleverly splices together quotes from Republican climate change skeptics while building up to the factoid about the vote, which was on an amendment to a broader bill in 2011.
The video then includes the following text: “Number of House members who voted in 2011 that climate change was a ‘hoax’: 240.”
The amendment, though, did not include the word hoax, and the circumstances of the vote were far more complicated than the video portrayed. FactCheck.org and The Washington Post have both called out the claim as inaccurate, with the Post giving it four “Pinocchios,” which is the worst score for the truthfulness the paper gives out.
“In this case, the Obama group has twisted the meaning of a relatively minor amendment — which was clearly intended to become fodder for future campaign ads,” the Post wrote.