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On this week's "Moyers & Company," Kathleen Hall Jamieson of FactCheck.org and FlackCheck.org says "we're at a very, very critical time right now" and must try to block "visceral" political advertising at the local level.

And Now, a Word About 'Czar' Mythology

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Certain prominent media figures who shall remain nameless are getting all worked up about President Obama's "czars" and, having latched onto this term as fodder for a little old-fashioned partisan punditry, are busy freaking out their followers with sinister socialist imagery -- but let's take a good look at the recent history of this term in American politics, shall we?

Fact-Checking Obama's Health Care Speech

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When emotions run high about certain hot-button issues, good judgment can fall by the wayside, and facts can get lost in the shuffle. Luckily, the helpful researchers at FactCheck.org are around to round them up again, as they've done here with President Obama's health care speech.

Communication Scholars Speak Out About Negative Campaigning

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A group of top American communication professors have crafted and signed a statement calling on the McCain campaign, primarily, to stop its negative campaigning. "The purposeful dissemination of messages that a communicator knows to be false and inflammatory is unethical. It is that simple," the statement says.

Fact-Checking the ACORN Flap

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Not a moment too soon, here's FactCheck.org's assessment of the recent hullabaloo over ACORN, the beleaguered community organization that has been yanked into the epicenter of the election battle since Team McCain seized upon it as a Campaign Talking Point™.

McCain Campaign Lies About Lies

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It's time to start using the L-word when referring to John McCain and his campaign for the presidency. Misleading doesn't quite capture the hypocritical use of distortions to make your opponent appear dishonest, as McCain's latest ad attempts.

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