I don’t know about you, but after watching the debates last night, I was left with a very skeptical mindset. Frankly, both candidates mentioned some things that just didn’t ring true. I came to find that this seems to be a pretty common feeling today amongst Americans. Did Romney speak the complete truth? Was Obama forthright about all his goals? It was pretty hard to tell, but I think each and every one of us have at least a few points of interest that we’d like to fact-check and know more about. Well, you are in luck, because there are many online resources to double-check whether or not what the candidates pledged was actually true. Here are a few of them:
1) ABC News – ABC news had a really great live blog running last night during the debates that I personally utilized. It became a little tiresome because I kept listening to the candidates, then questioning what they said and going back to the blog. I started to lose my place in the debate, so I stopped and decided to look at the blog after the debate ended. All in all, the live blog is not bias and is quick to call out both candidates on any areas in which they really did not give the full truth.
2) FactCheck.org – This site is sponsored by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. During the debates, they updated their Twitter live, and currently they have the debates dissected on their site, allowing you to check out everything you were unsure of.
3) The Fact Checker – This is a blog created by the Washington Post that also provided minute-by-minute updates as the debate was going on. Now you can view all the updated entries there.
Do you know of other fact checking sites that you felt were useful for you? Comment below and share some other fact checking options!