With an important election coming up, campaign advertising is all around us. Much of it is attack ads meant to make us vote against particular candidates. These ads are full of misstatements and just plain lies. Behind the attack ads is money, and behind the money is that old devil greed.
When an ad is focused on making one of the candidates look bad, we need to consider some questions.
1. What is this? It's an attack ad. There may or may not be truth in it, but if there happens to be any, there's no way you can tell it from the lies.