How KSTP Grades Political Ads in Truth Test

At the end of every "Truth Test," 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS and KSTP.com assign the tested political ad a grade.

Here's the criteria we use to determine that grade:

- An "A" requires nearly complete accuracy with little exaggeration and little or no need for more context.

- A "B" requires mostly accurate information, but gets marked down for minor exaggerations and misleading information.

- A "C" can be the result of inaccurate information or exaggerated information that misleads and gives the viewer no context.

- A "D" is the result of at least half the information being false or misleading to the point of leaving a false impression.

- An "F" is the result of more than half the information being outright false as well as misleading and out of context.

TRUTH TEST: NRCC Misleads in Feehan Attack

TRUTH TEST: NRCC Misleads in Feehan Attack


Truth Test: Paulsen Attack on Phillips Gets D-

Truth Test: Paulsen Attack on Phillips Gets D-


TRUTH TEST: TV Ad Targeting Johnson on Health Care Misses Mark


TRUTH TEST: Did Jason Lewis Trade Vote for Cash?


TRUTH TEST: NRCC Ad Attacks Angie Craig's Business Record


TRUTH TEST: Phillips Responds to Paulsen Attack Ad


TRUTH TEST: Paulsen Ad Takes Aim at Phillips on Health Care


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