Pat Boone earns his first Pants on Fire
By Sabrina Eaton
Published on Friday, November 25th, 2011 at 8:21 a.m.
Clean-cut 1950s songster Pat Boone, who grew famous by recording cover versions of tunes like ""Tutti Frutti," "Long Tall Sally," and "Ain’t That a Shame," has been recycling old material again on television in Ohio.
On Nov. 9, the conservative senior citizens’ group 60 Plus announced it was launching a $750,000 television ad campaign featuring Boone to target Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown.
The ad, broadcast statewide, made a series of claims about last year’s health care law, including one that takes aim at the Independent Payment Advisory Board, which the law created to suggest ways to limit Medicare’s spending growth.
The IPAB, it says, is "a Medicare IRS with the power to cut Medicare to pay for new government programs."
PolitiFact Ohio checked it out and rated it Pants on Fire.
See Truth-O-Meter item.
Researchers: Sabrina Eaton
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