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Fact-checking the Democrats and the Republicans

August 30, 2012

Tags: fact-checking, political rhetoric, half-truths, accuracy in reporting, political lies

Which political party is gutting Medicare? Which is saving it? Good resources for sorting truths from half-truths include FactCheck.org, Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR), The Fact Checker, and PolitiFact.com. And there are (more…)

The Lifespan of a Fact (truth, fact-checking, and art)

February 26, 2012

Tags: fact-checking, truth

Online you can follow a virtual debate about truth vs. facts: In the Details: "The Lifespan of a Fact" by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal. Jennifer B. McDonald's review, in the NY Times Book Review (2-26-12), starts: "This book review would be so much easier to write (more…)