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Vice President Al Gore has been sharply rebuked by his opponents for misstating the truth. Whether mistakes or lies, these missteps have become a focal point for Bush supporters. But some observers say that Bush’s public misstatements have much more serious implications for his presidency. A panel talks about "truth" in campaigns and the long-standing tradition in politics of exaggerating, equivocating, and other forms of stretching the truth.
- Bob Lichter co-director of the Center for Media and Public Affairs
- Bob Somerby editor of The Daily Howler
- Tim Graham Media Research Center
- Tom Rosenstiel director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism
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