This edition of Fact Check TV in partnership with NBC7 San Diego examines a bold claim by former San Diego mayor Dick Murphy. While promoting a new book about his political career, Murphy incorrectly described the role of whistleblower Diann Shipione in bringing the city’s pension scandal to light at a 2002 City Council meeting. We labeled his comments Huckster Propaganda.

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Keegan Kyle is a news reporter for voiceofsandiego.org. He writes about public safety and handles the Fact Check Blog. What should he write about next?

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