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After the first presidential debate, when told a Romney statement was plain wrong, a friend said, “But it sounded so good.”

  Thus, on the morning following the second debate, the numbers freak engineer that I am, I examined 40 “facts checker” articles listed in the New York Times online edition, compiled by a number of independent experts. As best I could, trying to be unbiased, I assigned values from 1 for plain right to 0 for plain wrong, with intermediate values for mostly right, mixed and mostly wrong.

  I found 16 Obama statements with a truth rating of 69 percent and 23 of Romney’s with a truth rating of 43 percent. 

  Check it out yourself before you pull that familiar party line handle on Election Day.

—Mike Duncan

Moab

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