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Friday, September 17, 2004

In Search of Political Truth

For those who feel "political truth" is an oxymoron, bear with me...

In our continued coverage of how the Net is changing the political landscape, FactCheck.org deserves special mention. Supported by the nonpartisan Annenberg Public Policy Center, FactCheck seeks to clear up the disinformation contained in much of today's political advertising and candidate statements. A free newsletter containing the latest updates is also available.

Neither political party is immune from FactCheck's watchful eye. FactCheck even seeks to debunk political rumors and urban legends swirling around the Internet. Journalists and political scientists are finding FactCheck to be an invaulable tool -- a fact that speaks volumes about the lack of objectivity in the current political sphere.