How do the experts wade through the spin and get to the truth during political campaigns? What can the average voter or informed citizen do to determine if political rhetoric is simply that? To shed some light on these issues, Emory Libraries will host a panel discussion called “Fact-checking the Political Spin: How the Experts Get at the Truth” on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jones Room at Emory University’s Robert W. Woodruff Library.
The event is open to the public at no charge.
Moderated by Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast editor Crystal Edmonson, the panel will feature Andra Gillespie, Emory associate professor of political science; Nancy Leung, senior editor of CNN’s “Reality Check,” and Jim Tharpe, editor of PolitiFact Georgia in partnership with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A pre-event reception begins at 6:30 p.m., with the program at 7 p.m. and a post-reception at 8 p.m.
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