Last night, I was snooping around the Channel 5 website and saw this article staring at me:
Wait a second. Isn’t Kendra Horn running against Steve Russell? Why does the headline mention James Lankford? What does Senator Skeletor have to do with this?
I then watched the video and…
Yeah, KOCO used the wrong Oklahoma politician’s name in the headline. As a result, the TLO Truthy Team gives that headline a “False.”
Anyway, whether the ad came from Kendra Horn, Kevin Stitt or Joe Exotic, negative campaign ads – like most commercials you see on TV news – are inherently misleading. They stretch the truth, take information out of context and are supported by dubious sources like “Wallet Hub.”
As a result, if local TV news really wanted to check the facts, they would say something like this.
“All the negative campaign ads you see on TV are bullshit. They’re filled with out-of-context spin and half-truths. Don’t believe them or let them influence how you vote. Also, did you know we make a shitload of money by airing them? And that concludes this edition of Truth Check.”