Truth in Political Campaigning

Bill Adair talked about the truth in political campaigning. Presidential candidates make numerous assertions about their records and… read more

Bill Adair talked about the truth in political campaigning. Presidential candidates make numerous assertions about their records and those of their opponents. Mr. Adair is the editor of a website supported by the St. Petersburg Times and Congressional Quarterly to assess the truth in presidential campaign communications. He focused on political advertising and gave specific examples. He pointed out cases of being stricly factual and still misleading. Mr. Adair responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.

Campaign ads shown were former Governor Mitt Romney’s “Choice: Judgment", former Senator John Edward’s "Born For", Senator Hillary Clinton’s "Make It Happen", and former Governor Mitt Romney’s "Choice: The Record.” close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Jan 4, 2008

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  • Jan 04, 2008 | 8:46am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 04, 2008 | 3:01pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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