If you’re interested in politics, and don’t get factcheck.org’s emails regarding advertising, I heartily suggest you visit their site.
FactCheck.org was originally started to fact check info in the 2004 election, but they’ve stayed around, and they’re doing a great job dissecting misleading and downright deceitful advertising by both sides in this election cycle. As near as I can tell, they do a great job of being objective…they aren’t shy to take on either side.
I have little tolerance for politicians of any stripe (or anyone, really) that twist and distort the facts to make a false statement seem true, or misrepresent a situtation. Especially in as important a circumstance as an election. I commend the FactCheck folks for their hard work in trying to help let some sunshine in!
A couple of recent examples (I’m deliberately choosing one from each
- Tugging At Heartstrings With Loose Facts: A mother makes an emotional but misleading accusation against GOP Rep. Nancy Johnson.
- Taxing Times in Ohio Battleground: GOP wrongly accuses Democrat of reversing her tax stand.
Plenty more good stuff where those came from.