Thursday, January 22, 2004

Interesting review on the Christian Science Moniter webpage about a couple internet sites completely devoted to checking political facts. The story talks about websites called & Campaign Desk. FactCheck (online since December) monitors the accuracy of political speeches, ads, interviews and any other method that one candidate, party, or special interest group might use in promoting a specific view - and then posts, "clarifications," online. Campaign Desk is a searchable weblog which will be active throughout the pre-presidential and presidential election campaigns, with the objective of examining political press coverage as it happens rather than in the traditional form of a post-election post-mortem.