Deception and politics

13 Dec

Do you ever get frustrated by the tendency of politicians to distort the truth? As the Iowa caucus draws near (Jan. 3, 2008), the political rhetoric on all sides is heating up. Don’t get duped. Consult FactCheck to check the validity of facts and quotes bandied by politicians.

Fact Check is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at UPENN, a nonpartisan, nonprofit, “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. They monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases, applying best practices of journalism and scholarship to their analysis (About).

Check out one of the related books in the library to read over break:

303.3 BES – Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists

302.23 SCH – The Sound Bite Society: Television and the American Mind

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