Playing Defense: Right-Wing Pundits Attack Fact-Checkers, Obama Campaign For Noting Debate Falsehoods

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After fact-checkers noted that Mitt Romney made several false claims during the October 3 presidential debate, the right-wing media responded by attacking those who questioned the truth of Romney's claims.

Media Matters found that in more than 30 segments, right-wing media figures like Rush Limbaugh and Fox News personalities complained about those pointing out Romney's falsehoods. Conservative pundits have labeled fact-checking of Romney's debate claims as "character assassination" and "sleazy Chicago politics" from the Obama campaign and its supporters -- all while insisting that Romney "had the facts on his side" during the debate.

Here is a highlight reel of right-wing media figures complaining about claims involving Romney's faithfulness to the facts during the debate:

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Elections
Network/Outlet
Fox News Channel, Premiere Radio Networks
Person
Rush Limbaugh
Show/Publication
The Rush Limbaugh Show
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