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How do I know if a site is reliable?

Posted by on May. 6, 2012 at 10:08 AM
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I found this website

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/march_april_2012/features/obamas_top_50_accomplishments035755.php

I want to see Obamas accomplishments, but i found a lot of blogs instead. Im new here and at this.


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muslimahpj
by Ruby Member on May. 6, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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Blogs arent really what one would use for reliability because they are the writer's opinon.

I would look for well known, reputable sites and go from there. Depending on what "side" you are on, you wont make everyone happy. No matter what you site, some will scoff and say it is biased.

Welcome to the group and good luck. :)

jllcali
by Jane on May. 6, 2012 at 8:45 PM
Wikipedia. ;)
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UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on May. 6, 2012 at 8:56 PM
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Blogs are like the editorial section of a newspaper.

Try a non-partisan fact checking site or visit the candidates site for a list of accomplishments. Then google each accomplishment that you're interested in and see what you can find out.

CM is a pretty good site for finding out information about candidates. If you post something you'll get conflicting views and links to how people arrived at those conflicting views.

stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on May. 6, 2012 at 10:30 PM
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Here is a really good site with lots of specific, verifiable info.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/

flika
by Bronze Member on May. 6, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Thanks a lot!!
flika
by Bronze Member on May. 6, 2012 at 10:42 PM
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Quoting stacymomof2:

Here is a really good site with lots of specific, verifiable info.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/




Thanks for the link! Its really good!
flika
by Bronze Member on May. 6, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Quoting jllcali:

Wikipedia. ;)



I thought wikipedia wasnt too reliable..
stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on May. 6, 2012 at 10:49 PM
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You should check out the articles on this one, too.  It can be a little dry, but when you hear something that seems questionable, fact check usually has some good and accurate information about it.  

http://www.factcheck.org/

Quoting flika:

Quoting stacymomof2:

Here is a really good site with lots of specific, verifiable info.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/




Thanks for the link! Its really good!


gdiamante
by Silver Member on May. 6, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Wikipedia isn't super-reliable, no. It can be helpful.

jllcali
by Jane on May. 7, 2012 at 2:23 AM
Thus the wink.

Quoting flika:

Quoting jllcali:

Wikipedia. ;)





I thought wikipedia wasnt too reliable..
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