Election Connection

Reviewing Political News

In the sea of election stories this week, our News Hunt turned up several trustworthy tales - and a few big fish stories.

Reviewers took the lead from the new film Election Day to seek out good reporting by media outlets big and small on topics ranging from the latest political polls to McCain's health care plan.

One story from the Washington Post compares the 2004 'swiftboating' of John Kerry to an Internet rumor that Barack Obama is a Muslim. Walter Cox said in his review on NewsTrust that the Post could be used to disprove the rumor: "So the next time I receive one of these e-mails I will also be able to link to this article, which effectively discusses their genesis."

In a 2006 story from the National Voter about election reform, one reviewer points out that "registering voters just as important as getting voters to the polls."

For more on the News Hunt or to add a story you've found to the list, visit NewsTrust.net.

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