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Mercury News false information

Responsibility for an error

| By Greg Fisher

Adrienne J. Tissier falsely wrote, "Working together with Congresswoman Jackie Speier and House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Eshoo has helped rally federal support critical to the success of the project."

Tissier, A. J. (2012, July 12). High-speed rail project will be a boon for Caltrain. Retrieved May 13, 2017, from

Nancy Pelosi has never been Majority Leader. The official history of the country the United States of America indicates that in 2012 the congresswoman was Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, the lower body of the U.S. bicameral federal legislature.

Tissier is not an employee of the news organization on whose website the false information appears, the Mercury News (formerly the San Jose Mercury News). Neil Chase's title is Executive Editor; Steve Rossi is its top person. Pelosi's congressional district and San Jose are both in California.

The writer identifies a man as wise: "Many of the state legislators who represent the Caltrain service area had the wisdom to support this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the region. In particular, Sens. Leland Yee and Mark Leno and Assembly members Jerry Hill and Rich Gordon worked tirelessly to ensure that the state's effort to deliver high-speed rail will prioritize and upgrade the Bay Area’s transit systems, including Caltrain."

Yee is in prison.

The Mercury News item also includes "electric trains produce almost no pollution."

Pelosi has a similar problem with fundamental American history: "Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi was joined by former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, California Governor Jerry Brown and House Democrats to mark seven years since President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, leading to improved health and economic security for hard-working Americans."

Pelosi Remarks at Affordable Care Act Seventh Anniversary Event. (2017, March 22). Retrieved May 15, 2017, from

Schumer has never been the majority leader.

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