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Articles from August, 2011

Truth-O-Meter takes a bite out of politics. And pit bulls.

Thank goodness the Truth-O-Meter’s a polymath. PolitiFact Georgia relied on its encyclopedic knowledge to tackle subjects as utterly unrelated as pit bull aggression and health care reform. Rulings varied. La Raza, a Hispanic issues advocacy group, earned a True for its claim on the percent of Latino children on Medicaid. U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey earned a False for his claims that a federal health care board can kill you. A DeKalb County commissioner earned a Mostly True on those controversial canines. Former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Beverly Hall earned a False. Curious? Here are shortened versions of our extensive fact-checks. To comment on our findings, hit the "like" button on our Facebook page. You can also follow us on Twitter.

By Willoughby Mariano :: Published on Sunday, August 7th, 2011 at 6:00 a.m.

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