Will Fact Checks Always Be Ignored by Politicians? (NPR)


In an NPR story about fact-checking during political campaigns, Assistant Professor of Government Brendan Nyhan suggests that having a fact checker go on TV right after a televised speech—“before immediate spinning of who won or lost”— might give the process greater impact. An alternative: Splitting the debate into segments, with intermissions devoted to fact checking. Either way, checking on the truth of the candidates’ statements is “hard to do on the fly,” Nyhan says.

Read the full story, published 11/11/12 on NPR.

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