As Rudy Giuliani Cites Facts, He 'Stretches' Them Sometimes

What's a few percentage points or 20 here & there?

From The NY Times:

Both Mitt Romney and Democrats have accused Rudolph W. Giuliani of a pattern of misleading figures and have begun to use the issue to try to undercut his credibility.

Discussing his crime-fighting success as mayor, Mr. Giuliani told a television interviewer that New York was “the only city in America that has reduced crime every single year since 1994.” In New Hampshire this week, he told a public forum that when he became mayor in 1994, New York “had been averaging like 1,800, 1,900 murders for almost 30 years.” When a recent Republican debate turned to the question of fiscal responsibility, he boasted that “under me, spending went down by 7 percent.”

All of these statements are incomplete, exaggerated or just plain wrong.

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