As I did for the VP debate last week, I want to post a link to a thorough fact-check of last night’s debate, again from factcheck.org.

The gist? Both candidates exaggerated their strengths and their opponent’s weaknesses in an effort to sway voters. Hardly surprising, but it underscores the importance of staying informed. What do you rely on to check out what the candidates say?

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There was some good discussion yesterday about the Joe Biden-Sarah Palin debate, and one request stood out: a commenter asked if we could fact-check what’s said during the debates.

I think the media does need to do more of that, and do it quickly before the lies candidates tell get spread further. In this case, we didn’t have the staff to follow up on the claims made by the candidates, but fortunately, there are a lot of sites out there dedicated to doing just that.

Here’s a link to a run-down of FactCheck.org’s look at the VP debate. Run by the Annenberg Foundation, FactCheck.org is a really good place to follow up on politician’s claim and is non-partisan.

So what did you think of the debate last night? Were you swayed? Is that even the point of the debates anymore?