Midmorning Hour 1 for November 10, 2011
Barack Obama Associated Press/Alex Brandon Guests Kathleen Hall Jameison: professor of communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Walter and Leonore Annenberg Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author or co-author of 15 books including "unSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation" (Random House, 2007). The Annenberg Public Policy Center has partnered with the award-winning FactCheck.org on a new project, FlackCheck.org, which will be posting video takedowns of deceptive political content daily. Lucas Graves: PhD candidate in communications at Columbia University. His dissertation studies the fact-checking movement in American journalism as a window onto changes in the news ecosystem. Catharine Richert: reporter at Minnesota Public Radio. She writes PoliGraph, a fact-checking feature that gets behind the spin in politics, telling you who's citing verifiable, contextual data and who's not.
As the 2012 presidential campaign season progresses, voters should expect a deluge of political advertising. We discuss how to tell truth from fiction in these advertisements, and look at some useful fact-checking resources.