FactCheck.org

Ned Batchelder points out the site FactCheck.org. He writes:

Judging from the current articles on their home page, they seem to be true to their word, chastising Bush, Gephardt, Dean, the whole bunch. We need all the help we can get in these areas.

I worry when I see sites like this. I think this kind of site turns people off from the political process. When you read article after article about the out-of-context quotes, the misstatements, and the just-plain-false statements made by our poliitical candidates and the lobbying organizations that also participate in the political rhetoric, it’s very easy to get discouraged. This is almost as bad as “negative advertising” that people complain about with every election cycle.

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