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Screen Shot 2012-04-05 at 12.32.43 PM.png(Cross-posted from Progresss NC)

As Progress NC has previously reported, the TV ads sponsored by the extreme conservative groups Americans for Prosperity and the Civitas Institute are full of lies and distortions about state budget cuts to education. The Charlotte Observer called the NC Real Solutions ads “egregious” as they deny the plainly obvious cuts to education in the state budget. 

Conservatives know that their cuts to education are terribly unpopular and this is their attempt to muddy the waters. They aren’t fooling anyone. Read More

Compare and contrast the following items:

This is a Locke Foundation headline from this afternoon on The Locker Room blog:  

“N&O verdict: NC Real Solutions ad is true”

This is what the N&O said:

“The ad is true – as far as it goes. The ad’s claim that the budget added 2,000 more state-funded teachers doesn’t represent the whole picture. In the end, the number of teachers in the state decreased this school year by about 1 percent. The ad could leave viewers with a false impression.”

This is just embarrassing. It’s as if the following back and forth had taken place: Read More