Too few consulted Google before sharing
"Newly Elected Republican Senators Sign Pledge to Eliminate Food Stamp Program in 2015."
Ring out the wrong, ring in the ... wrong
New tax increases that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, "all passed under the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare."
Many have used their passports
"Congress is a very special group of people. More than 80 percent of them never left the United States."
Did King read the report?
"Nobody suffered any lasting injuries" from the CIA interrogation program.
Meme's trend line is completely off-base
"When (Barack Obama) took office, 2.3 million people were out of work. Five-plus years later, we have 5 million-plus out of work."
The words were Photoshopped
Says a man in Ferguson, Mo., was photographed holding a sign that said, "No mother should have to fear for her son's life every time he robs a store."
Overlooks a half-dozen presidential events
"794 law enforcement officers have fallen in the line of duty since B.H. Obama took office, with no special recognition from the White House."
A fake created on a "Church Sign Maker" website
A sign in Dearborn, Mich., for the Advancement of Islamic Agenda for America says, "Allah be praised. America we will kill you all and nothing you can do to stop it."
More fake news passed off as real
"Congress Approves Bill Offering Free Cars To Welfare Recipients."
The alleged victim: one of 'The Golden Girls'
"According to recent reports, a group of death panels organized under Obamacare ordered their first execution."
No need to stockpile
NARAL Pro-Choice America
"If Cory Gardner gets his way, you'd better stock up on condoms."
Years later, pants still on fire
The Affordable Care Act says that "at age 76 when you most need it most, you are not eligible for cancer treatment. … Cancer hospital will ration care according to the patient's age."
Once again, fake news passed off as real
"2014 Federal Tax Refunds To Be Delayed Until October 2015."
NRA shoots and misses
National Rifle Association
"Mary Landrieu voted to take away your gun rights."
Cassidy voted for the same budget deal
Says Mary Landrieu voted to fund benefits for illegal immigrants ahead of veterans.
Stats made up out of thin air
Congress includes 36 people accused of spousal abuse, 84 arrested for drunk driving in the past year, 71 with terrible credit and more.
It's been this way since 1973
Says "President Obama hijacked the farm bill (and) turned it into a food stamp bill."
No evidence whatsoever
"Three of five detainees swapped (for Bowe Bergdahl) are now ISIS leaders."
A baseless ad, now pulled
Says Dan Sullivan approved a "light sentence" for a sex offender who got out of prison and is now charged with a gruesome murder and sexual assault.
Both wrong and uncharitable
"Over 73% of all donations raised (from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge) are going to fundraising, overhead, executive salaries, and external donations."
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