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True: The statement is accurate and there is nothing major to qualify it.
Mostly True: The statement is accurate but there is an important nuance to consider.
A Stretch: There is an element of truth in the statement but critical context is absent that may significantly alter the impression the statement leaves.
Unfounded: There is insufficient evidence to back up this statement.
Misleading: The statement takes an element of truth and badly distorts it or exaggerates it, giving a deceptive impression.
False: The statement is not accurate. This could be an error or misstatement but it’s simply not true and there is no element of truth to it.
Huckster Propaganda: The statement is not only inaccurate but it’s reasonable to expect the person or organization making it knew that and made the claim anyway to gain an advantage.
In making the case for proposed water rate increases, the city has downplayed how much of the money will pay for administration and overhead.