Representative Bramby, Downhill, TX-J said in a campaign speech yesterday that 100% of convicted murderers in Texas were from public school system and not one of them was homeschooled. Is that true?
Senate candidate Ssatah running for Hawaii seat answered a reporter's question that a woman who was raped can not get pregnant. Is that a medically sound statement?
Billy Kenneddy, 10, running for a dog-catcher seat in Boston, MA, said that he never kissed a girl, EWWW. Is he telling the truth?
A mayor of Thailand town stated that people in Urugway routinely engage in cannibalism. How frequent is cannibalism in Uruguay?
A member of Iranian parlament today alleged that President of United States imprisoned all his political opponents in a dungeon under White House. Is that the case?
The common thread here is that we are asked to validate a statement/opinion which, had it been asked in isolation, would have had either:
NOTHING to do with politics (aside from the fact that a politician stated it).
Or, as is the case with the last one, relates to politics but asks to validate completely bizarre "fact" or theory that nobody should be bothering to disprove without a shred of evidence.