FactCheck.org is no longer alone. There’s a new kid in town! Below is a FactCheck.org press release:
We have company!August 28, 2007“PolitiFact.com” will monitor truth in 2008 presidential claims.We’re often asked if there are other sites like ours, trying in a nonpartisan way to help voters sort out fact from fiction. Now, there is.
The St. Petersburg Times of Florida and Congressional Quarterly of Washington, D.C. announced a new Web site called PolitiFact.com. The official launch date is Tuesday, Sept. 4th, but the site has been available to the public for several days.
The new site does something we don’t. It offers a “truth-o-meter” that rates statements by the 2008 presidential candidates on a scale from “true” through “half true” to “pants on fire.” We tend to leave “truth” to theologians and philosophers and aspire to nothing more lofty than sorting out mundane facts and figures. We admire their panache.