Who: Vice President Biden
What: He claimed to have heard the gunfire in a 2006 mass Pennsylvania shooting from a nearby golf course.
Why it’s dim: Local reporters checked his story, only to find there is no record or memory of his having been at any local golf course, let alone one within earshot of the shooting in question.
Cure: Don’t embellish personal stories in an effort to exploit a tragedy and burnish your credentials on an issue.