FlackCheck.org will track political lies, launches Jan. 1


http://www.flackcheck.org/  FlackCheck.org will use humor to track the media and political adds, pointing out deceptions and spin. Brought to you by FactCheck.org from the University of Pennsylvania; this new site launches January 1, 2012.  One component of the site with great promise for teachers is their version of George McClellan’s 1864 campaign against the reelection of Abraham Lincoln, a spoof designed to highlight the ways in which today’s ad techniques could have been used to discredit one of the nation’s greater presidents.