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Obama or McCain? News Site Exposes Biggest Campaign Liars

PolitiFact bills itself as:

a project of the St. Petersburg Times and Congressional Quarterly to help you find the truth in the presidential campaign. Every day, reporters and researchers from the Times and CQ will analyze the candidates’ speeches, TV ads and interviews and determine whether the claims are accurate.

I do believe this is an excellent use of the Internet; it will, one hopes, in time expose the campaign liars and perhaps cause the paid consultants who deal in attacks to be out of jobs. And of course, we hope that journalism like this will keep more journalists on the job.

By the way, so far according to the site, of John McCain’s 96 statements 39 are true or mostly true, and 57 vary from half truths to blatant lies. Barak Obama’s count of statements he has made: 55 are true or mostly true versus 45 half true to false.   

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