One of the sites I really enjoy is Fact Check in the US. While not perfect, it does a very good job in fairly scrutinising claims and measuring them against the facts. We could do with a local version. And they defend and criticise all sides.
For example they defend Hillary Clinton’s claims that she helped expand health insurance to cover six million extra children, but they find she has been exaggerating her foreign policy experience.
They also rebut Obama’s attacks on NAFTA.
And a very strong stinging critique of the DNC’s ads against John McCain. The most notable has been their claims he favours a 100 year war In Iraq, when in fact he said he wouldn’t worry if troops were still there in 100 years if they were *not* being killed or wounded, such as in Japan and Korea.Tags: 2008 US Presidential Election, Fact Check, United States