The Obama Campaign and The Wesleyan Media Project

In their regular feature “The Fact Checker,” The Washington Post examines a recent ad by the Obama campaign that relies exclusively on data and analysis done by The Wesleyan Media Project. While the data and analysis used are accurate, the President’s campaign willfully misrepresent its context to attack right-leaning SuperPACs. The Post looks at the details and calls “liar-lair” on the Obama Campaign (“Two Pinocchios” out of Four) on the ad for its out-of-context usage.

In a separate piece for The Washington Post, columnist Ruth Marcus cites The Wesleyan Media Project as she questions the President’s embracing of SuperPACs after he explicitly pledged he would never do so.