Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Political Campaign: Verifying the Facts

Jerry put together this list of political fact checking web sites for an ENG2100 class. I though it might be helpful at the reference desk. For a brief discussion of these websites see the article by Peggy Garvin in LLRX.

This is a nonpartisan, nonprofit site maintained by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. They have been around since 1994 and covered their first campaign in 2004. They monitor ads, speeches, debates and news stories.

This web site is sponsored by Congressional Quarterly and the St. Petersburg Times (Florida). Features a "Truth-o-Meter."

Fact Checker
New this year is a blog by Michael Dobbs from the Washington Post that reports on news from other fact checking sites and tips from readers.

Several of the major network news web sites also have fact checking sites:

CNN News

CBS News

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