Sunday, September 9, 2012


a.       Currency
Fatcheck is extremely accurate because their last post was on September 7, 2012.Yes, this site is regularly updated. I don’t see any links, and it doesn’t show how long it’s been operational.
b.      Relevance
The information is very political and whatever topic I’m interested in has no affiliation to this site. It does, however, carry off the appropriate depth and breadth in their articles. It is very necessary because it discusses political excursions facing our society and gives sufficient articles that articulate details of political culture. I think the information presented is for an education level of college political degrees and further. People must have a master of basic politics to get into their topics.

c.       Authority
They do have a set staff that provides all the information, publishing, and graphics of the site. They list all their staff and their credentials and qualifications. Yes, they provide contact information, email, address and phone numbers. They give detailed information about their sponsors and their money fiscal growth. The Annerberg foundation gives them most of their money, but they do accept individual donations.
d.      Accuracy
Fatcheck tries to be as objective as possible when it comes to their information. I think the information is accurate to some extent; they follow everything political and try to document them with the upmost accuracy. Yes, the cite references directly in their articles, the links are in blue so you can click on them to refer to the original information, and they use direct quotes of the politicians. I think it is peered reviewed b/c they have a good amount of  staffs  and presently are the  society of professional journalist award winner. The site is presented in a professional, formal article. They have no emotional or harsh languages. They guaranteed to be accurate in their proceedings, keeping everything as objective as possible, getting everything directly from the source.
e.      Purpose
They are trying to be a “nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.” They don’t really advertise anything other than their site programs, but they are not trying to advance any ideology or belief system, except the journalism creed to be as objective as possible. Fatcheck doesn’t tell why they were created, but their mission to their readers.

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