Truth-telling in Political Campaigns

Truth-telling in Political Campaigns

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...

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.

Guests

Tom Rosenstiel

director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism

Tim Graham

Media Research Center

Bob Somerby

editor of The Daily Howler

Bob Lichter

co-director of the Center for Media and Public Affairs

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