The article:

Is Whitman a porn peddler?

By Robert Farley
Published on Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 at 11:50 a.m.

Things have gotten downright dirty in the Republican primary for governor of California.

In a web-only video ad, Steve Poizner essentially accused his opponent Meg Whitman of peddling smut. The ad says that as the CEO of eBay, "Whitman started a separate division that only sells porn."

It's true that Whitman created a separate division for eBay that sells porn, but it wasn't a case of Whitman introducing a new product line. Rather, it was a good faith effort to limit the online auction of adult material to adults by requiring registration and credit card verification. That's a big difference.  And we rated Poizner's claim Half True.

Advertisement
About this article:

Sources:

See item.

Researchers: Robert Farley

Names in this article: Steve Poizner, Meg Whitman

How to contact us:

We want to hear your suggestions and comments.

For tips or comments on our Obameter and our GOP-Pledge-O-Meter promise databases, please e-mail the Obameter. If you are commenting on a specific promise, please include the wording of the promise.

For comments about our Truth-O-Meter or Flip-O-Meter items, please e-mail the Truth-O-Meter. We’re especially interested in seeing any chain e-mails you receive that you would like us to check out. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.

Browse The Truth-O-MeterTM:
Subscribe: