San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has exaggerated and distorted the truth lots of times this summer. We’ve looked into seven recent assertions made by the mayor or his allies and found some creative spin, significant gaps in logic and even an outright falsehood or two.
The mayor’s office declined to comment.
Issue: Filner Deputy Chief of Staff Allen Jones resigned.
The cavalcade of bad news for Filner began three weeks before allegations of sexual harassment broke. Jones and the mayor’s former spokeswoman Irene McCormack, who later filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Filner, resigned after a tumultuous staff meeting. Jones was seen exiting City Hall with police officers helping him carry out boxes.