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Goodbye from Spinsanity (1/19)

We’re making an strive to enable you, our readers, know that now we include determined to remain updating Spinsanity. Since March 2001, we now include poured wide portions of our time into this space, writing more than 400 articles as well to a e book. It has been a rewarding nonetheless onerous route of, and after noteworthy reflection, now we include determined no longer to continue the web site online. We are in a position to originate obvious our entire archive stays on-line as a resource for residents and journalists, and include carried out a remaining update of our topical index that items an annotated manual to our physique of labor.

After we started Spinsanity, we never imagined how current and influential it might per chance per chance probably perhaps perhaps perhaps change into. For that, we are making an strive to thank our readers. Your suggestions, criticism, tricks and toughen had been immensely precious.

We hope you might well perhaps maintain the fight for a more actual and rational political debate. In contrast to when we first launched Spinsanity, truth-checking is now receiving sustained consideration within the mainstream press and at web sites cherish and (where Bryan works). But more is tranquil wished. As we wrote within the conclusion to The total President’s Inch, we predict about an engaged citizenry, enthralling press and noteworthy network of truth-checking web sites and blogs can merit flip the tide of deception that we now inspect.

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1/19/2005 05: 00: 05 PM EST |

Media as watchdogs: Loud bark, dilapidated bite (11/11)

By Ben Fritz, Bryan Keefer, and Brendan Nyhan

For most of 2004, now we had been truth-checking the presidential candidates on the Commentary Online page of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Whereas we’re ecstatic with our work, op-ed pages will no longer be going to clear up the disaster of deception this nation faces. Only when the entrance web page of newspapers and lead tales on TV repeatedly point out politicians’ dishonesty will our leaders launch as a lot as repair their ways. (Learn the the rest of this column in The Philadelphia Inquirer.)

11/11/2004 01: 09: 24 AM EST |

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