U.S. Chamber of Commerce gets revenge on Al Franken
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released an attack ad against Al Franken, who was publicly critical of the organization's Vice President for Western Hemisphere, John Murphy.
We've previously written about the deceptiveness of this claim, which was also made in full-page newspaper ads in the Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press, here.
It's also important to note that this isn't the first time Al has tangled with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It's even noted in Al Franken's Conservapedia entry (the Conservapedia is a rightwing version of Wikipedia):
Franken claimed John Murphy of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was lying when took a pro-CAFTA (Central American Free Trade Agreement) position on PBS's Lehrer Report (July 27, 2005) stating "we've seen unemployment fall to 5.0 percent today, which is lower than it's been in decades." . Skorski demonstrated that Franken took the unemployment figures under the Clinton Administration by the month (rather than by the year as the Bureau of Labor Statistics does) and willfully distorted them to make it appear that it was Murphy who was lying (Skorski, pg. 77-78).
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