Truth is the best disinfectant for this rumor
"According to a government supplier of emergency products, the Disaster Assistance Response Team was told to be prepared to be activated in the month of October for an outbreak of Ebola."
It's both worse and better
Based on current trends, "15.5 million girls will be married in the next 16 years as children."
Suits are one-time use, bound for Africa
"The U.S. State Department has ordered 160,000 Hazmat suits for Ebola, prompting concerns that the federal government is anticipating the rapid spread" of the virus.
'Operation Hornet's Nest' is a conspiracy rabbit hole
Documents released by Edward Snowden reveal that American, British and Israeli intelligence agencies worked together to create the Islamic State.
That'd be a pretty awesome power, if it actually existed
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau "passed a rule giving the agency unprecedented power to shut down businesses, no matter what the reason, at any time it wishes."
Lots of bull here
The Bundy Ranch deal is all about Nevada Sen. Harry Reid "using federal violence to take people’s land in his state so he can package it to re-sell it to the Chinese."
Debunked in moments, but lives on for Drudge
"Reporters rehearse questions with White House press (secretary)."
On the record, it doesn't hold up
Says Ronald Reagan "got the Saudis to flood the market with cheap oil."
Or how a misreading of a poll can take over the Internet
A YouGov.com poll shows 71 percent of Obama voters regret voting for him.
Might feel that way, but no.
Says in the last five years "Senate Republicans have placed a filibuster on every piece of legislation and every nominee."
Problems with both claims
"Black people kill more black people every six months than the KKK did in 86 years."
The price of accuracy is eternal vigilance
Says Thomas Jefferson said, "You might be able to fool the people for awhile, and they may go astray, but sooner or later the American people are going to wake up and they will correct the course."
Driving an out-of-date figure
"Every time the weight of that vehicle is reduced by a hundred pounds, your chances of dying are going to go up by about 5 percent. Peel three hundred pounds off – you’re 15 percent more likely to die in that car."
This claim is stuck in a dead spot
Says Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will "force you to stop using your cell phone" while driving.
Chile's economy has grown, but Beck's rankings are off
Chile ranks third internationally in economic freedom, while the U.S. ranks 17th.
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