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Last week Barack Obama launched a new web site “Fight the Smears”:http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/fightthesmearshome/ to be able to respond to false attacks and politically-motivated slurs. It reminds of “FactCheck.org”:http://www.factcheck.org/ which is a non-partisan site run by the Annenberg Foundation. In the old days, someone could start a rumor or make a claim and it was very difficult to combat it. Once it made it onto the airways, where media and communication was in the hands of a very few, one bad story could make or break a person.
Not anymore. Bloggers and journalists alike can put forth their own view of the “facts” and more than ever we can choose whom to believe and support. I like that. If you are interested in new media, please consider coming to the “New Media Expo”:http://www.newmediaexpo.com/incoming.php?linkid=1844 in August. Shane and I will be speaking there and it is the original annual event for professional podcasting.
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