Politics and the URL

Here’s a story from yesterday that helps to show why giving out proper URL’s is important.

During the debate, Dick Cheney mentioned that you could go to factcheck.com to get the real scoop on Halliburton. What he meant was factcheck.org, a nonpartisan site run by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. – Kevin Drum for Washington Monthly

Factcheck.com is an address that redirects to George Soros . com. George Soros is a billionaire investor and philanthropist, is beginning a nationwide tour this week to talk about how the war in Iraq is making America less safe — and why President Bush should not be re-elected.. Obviously, this is not the sort of website Cheney would like you to be viewing, but his error surely sent many people to a passionately anti-Bush site. Even the site he intened us to view is not all that glowing in its assessment of the Bush administration. Many cases of lies and misleading statements are documented on that site. This is just one more instance of Mr. Cheney not getting his facts straight, even if it’s one of the more innocent of his mistakes.

For some updated information on this you can view an article here.

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