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Comment Re: The Obameter: Tracking Obama's Campaign Promis (Score 4, Interesting) 546


Living in Clearwater (and having the St. Pete Times as my newspaper), I assure you that they are NOT neutral in any sense of the word.

In addition to their editorial page being constantly slanted left, they regularly spin their new stories in the same way.

I have been following the site since I found it weeks ago. In fact, I subscribe to the RSS feed here:

My main problem with this site in particular is that they count broken promises as "in progress" or "compromise", and they add new promises all the time. This doesn't just track promises made during the campaign: if he says (as president) he'll do something next week, and then he does it, it counts as a "Promise Kept". This ensures that their numbers always skew to the "Promise Kept" side.

That said, I find the site entertaining, if irritating. I just hate the idea that anyone things it's "Fair" or "Neutral".

A bug in the hand is better than one as yet undetected.