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As the presidential campaign enters the final month -- can expect up a lot from more and more partisan attacks.
It's a hobby you know what's campaign is stretching the truth.
That's where our power player of the week comes -- I was really describes -- sensation right now where you're just getting so much stuff from both campaigns to check out.
Brooks Jackson is director of fact check dot war.
A nonpartisan group that calls itself -- consumer advocate for voters trying to separate fact from fiction in the presidential campaign.
We tried to give voters.
A solid basis for cast an informed vote and we leave it to them to make up their minds -- -- we think that they ought to have solid information.
If the goal sound simple the execution is anything bond.
Smart and her heart and Austin Jackson and his staff for the southern monitor every -- speech and interview.
The coming not only from the campaigns but also the parties and independent groups is.
You just -- except for four dollar gas there wasn't a single factual statement in there.
Then there -- the wild rumors on the Internet.
It got so bad they put out an article pulled slamming Obama.
Soon as Sarah Palin showed on the scene we were just.
Hit with the tsunami here for a false and misleading claims about her we wrote an article called slamming Palin and do debunks some of those.
All this appears on fact checks web site.
Last month there were six point four million visits to the side.
Candidates just by their very nature sometimes can act like two year old -- for voters you've got to kind of be the grown ups here and and sort this out there the ones were trying to to help out.
Jackson says there's a long history of deception and politics and this year is no different.
He says the McCain campaign has routinely misrepresented Obama's tax plan.
-- this -- higher gas prices and economic disaster.
And the Obama campaign has falsely stated.
McCain wants to cut Social Security benefits for current recipients.
-- cutting benefits.
-- in half or risking Social Security on the stock market.
Recently McCain took exception to the charge he's been deceptive.
I've always had 100%.
Actual truth well I think we've demonstrated otherwise Jackson says it gets much worse than that.
He points to a governor's race in Illinois where one candidate ran an ad showing a damaging newspaper headline the headline was a -- Fact check takes no money from party -- corporations or unions it's a project of the Annenberg public policy center at the University of Pennsylvania.
But some insiders say that doesn't mean they're always right.
You can't trust the fact -- organizations all due respect they're human beings there individuals.
They've got their own biases built in there is absolutely right all human beings have their own biases what we try to do here is best for you know -- set those aside and be of service to the people were trying to help right.
And as a former reporter who spend three decades covering politics.
Jackson takes great pride in still trying to keep the candidates honest.
Only find out that there really spin and the voters a little -- a lot.
It's fun to try to tell the voters -- here -- here the actual facts here's what you need to know.
And I think it to me that.
That gives me a nice sense of satisfaction.
I asked Brooks Jackson what happens when they report one campaign is making false statements about the other he says often they just keep doing it.
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