PolitiFact – Truth-o-Meter

I cross-posted this on my cliotech blog.

As the presidential campaign season heats up, everyone will be increasingly bombarded by propaganda. We can’t escape it (even if we don’t watch television).

Well, a friend who works for Congressional Quarterly told me about a joint venture between CQ and the St. Petersburg Times called PolitiFact. The site is a fact-checking service that should be invaluable in sifting through the mountains of assertions, attacks, boasts, etc. that characterize pretty much all political campaigns.

PolitiFact is a project of the St. Petersburg Times and Congressional Quarterly to help you find the truth in the presidential campaign. Every day, reporters and researchers from the Times and CQ will analyze the candidates’ speeches, TV ads and interviews and determine whether the claims are accurate.

They even have a theme song and video on YouTube . . .

The service offers a number of great RSS feeds as well.

Here is their feed for recently reviewed statements from candidates.

So, check out PolitiFact and become an empowered voter.

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  1. Joe Brennan

    What a great site! This is the power of the ‘net. I wonder what effect it will have on the speech makers.

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