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Old 03-01-2004, 12:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unbiased Presidential Website?

Anyone out there know of an "unbiased" site for the upcoming presidential election that lists out the issues and says who's for what, what they've done in the past, what offices they've held, biographies... etc...

Not necessarily all that... but it's just the idea of what I'm looking for.

I want to start learning more so that I've got the rest of the year to plan.. Just need info to get me started.
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Old 03-01-2004, 12:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I honnestly doubt it.

Every site is going to have bias to some extent, even in how they list the issues and the language they use. One of the sad things I came to realize was that even those who really try to be unbiased usually have some.

Overall I say your best bet is going to the sites you know are biased and get the point/counter point. Then search those issues to see if they are verified or not. Often you will see a story, but all the verification was obviously one source that everyone used.
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Old 03-01-2004, 01:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 03-01-2004, 01:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wow... thats exactly what's I'm looking for! Now I've got LOTS of reading to do...
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Old 03-01-2004, 01:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Looks like an interesting site.. But I would affirm that there is no such thing as "unbiased"
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Old 03-01-2004, 01:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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This sounds awfully unbiased to me...

"Project Vote Smart's policies, procedures and structure are designed to guarantee absolute impartiality and standards of excellence in fulfillment of its mission. Key characteristics in maintaining this integrity include:

Nonpartisan-- PVS was inaugurated in 1992 by national leaders as diverse as former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford, former U.S. Senators Barry Goldwater and George McGovern, and former U.S. Representatives Newt Gingrich and Geraldine Ferraro. All Founding Board members must join with an ideological opposite to provide balance and ensure strict impartiality in PVS programs and materials.

Non-profit-- As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, PVS is funded exclusively through private donations by over 45,000 members, and grants from private philanthropic foundations, including the Carnegie, Ford, Pew and Revson Foundations and others. All member contributions are tax-deductible.

Independent-- To guarantee its integrity and accountability as a nonpartisan and wholly objective service to the American people, PVS does not accept financial contributions from lobbyists, governmental organizations, corporations, businesses or special interests.

Objective-- Every candidate - Democrat, Republican, third party or independent is treated with equal deference, and only relevant and unbiased facts are presented. PVS does not lobby for, support or oppose any candidate, position or issue. All PVS staff and interns are required to sign a pledge affirming their commitment to absolute impartiality.

Reputable-- Over 5,000 public libraries and over 250 national and local news organizations, including CNN, C-SPAN, Cox News, Fox, Knight-Ridder, MTV, National Journal, NBC, Newsweek, PBS, MSNBC and Washington Week in Review, sponsor PVS. Find out what they're saying about us.


Mission-oriented-- PVS is structured similarly to the Peace Corps and operated by interns, member volunteers and a modest number of staff at our Great Divide Ranch in Montana. Staff members commit to work through the next general election, accepting only minimal salaries.

Thorough-- PVS works with a bipartisan cross-section of political scientists from around the country to provide maximum objectivity and depth to PVS programs and services. These consultants give PVS researchers input on the construction of the National Political Awareness Test (NPAT), assistance with selection of Congressional key votes and review of issue briefs."
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Old 03-01-2004, 02:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Not much time to look, but thats a pretty cool site.
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