Sunday, June 18, 2006

FactCheck.org - Annenberg Political Fact Check

This wonderful resource is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. As a nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters its mission is to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. It does so in a most unique way, by monitoring the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases. Take a look.

The analysis of the above materials is meticulous, citing to sources used to confirm or question accuracy of information. This is a wonderful tool for your arsenal when trying to determine accuracy or bias of information you may be relying on in both your personal and professional lives.

The subtitle on their homepage is a quote from former Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan:

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, not their own facts".


Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

1 comment:

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