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 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.
director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism
Media Research Center
editor of The Daily Howler
co-director of the Center for Media and Public Affairs