Monday, September 22, 2008

Just The Facts - Cleaning Up The Muck From

I think I mentioned that I was going to start posting reliable political information resources so that we can hose away the crap and stay on truth for the election.

This is for you e-mail slingers of misinformation. This is also for those of you that are suffering from relatives, friends and co-workers that insist on sending you unverified data.

This is an episode of Just The Facts, the weekly vidcast in pursuit of truth in political advertising and statements. is (from the website):

"We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor 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. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.

The Annenberg Political Fact Check is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The APPC was established by publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg in 1994 to create a community of scholars within the University of Pennsylvania that would address public policy issues at the local, state, and federal levels.

The APPC accepts NO funding from business corporations, labor unions, political parties, lobbying organizations or individuals. It is funded primarily by the Annenberg Foundation."

Yeah, baby. This is the political referee you have been longing for; Did Obama tell the truth? Did McCain fib? What did Joe say? What is the truth about those library books Sarah?

Please, read and review the information on They roast everyone so you can feel comfortable that if your candidate did or didn't do something they have it verified.

Conversely, if your candidate did lie, fudge the truth or was less than candid he/she will be busted. This is what fair and balanced looks like folks.

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