Justin Elliott of Salon fact-checks Bill Kristol’s attack ad on Rush Holt, specifically the part about the NJ congressman earning a “100%” rating from the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Turns out the sole basis for CAIR’s approval is that Holt voted “no” on the REAL ID Act of 2005, an immigration measure which would have created a de facto national identification card. Salon points out that “other REAL ID opponents included Mike Huckabee and the Wall Street Journal editorial page.”
Attack ads are not known known for their careful recitation of the record. But this is so far from the realm of accuracy that it would be wrong to call it anything but a reckless falsehood.