Ask FactCheck: Week ending August 15

August 15, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
FactCheck.org answers your questions about U.S. politics.

August 15, 2008

Q: Did 200,000 people show up in Berlin for food, beer and a free concert and not to hear Obama's speech?
A: It's possible that some people were there for those reasons, but there's no way of knowing for sure. The lead singer of one of the bands says that Obama was definitely the main attraction.

Q: Did ABC News misrepresent which candidate troops in Iraq support, as a chain e-mail alleges?
A: No. The e-mail is bogus, and the major general to which it is attributed says he never wrote it.

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