Does Fact-Checking Work? False Statements are Wrong Metric

Politics today seemingly has more fact-checking than ever before. As a result, reporters are asking a new question: Does fact-checking work? At the national level, USA Today's Martha T. Moore described it as "an article of faith" among fact-checkers that "factually accurate information is something voters want and need, and they provide plenty of it." Unfortunately, she... Full Story »

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Sylvester Brown, jr.
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by Sylvester Brown, jr. - Apr. 18, 2012

It's good journalism because it takes on a less-talked about subject and confronts a reality of our modern times. It effectively explains why we elect politicians who lie to us and let us down. In this hurly-burly, new-in-60 seconds-or-less society, Americans simply don't have time for facts.

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