The Donald & Paula Smith Family Foundation presents a debate:
Flip-Flops, Spin, & Outright Lies:
Is honesty possible in politics and which party has a stronger claim to it?
DAN SENOR, Former Chief Spokesperson for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq and Senior Advisor to Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III
BRYAN KEEFER, of Columbia Journalism Review's Campaign Desk, Spinsanity.com, and co-author of the New York Times bestselling book "All The President's Spin: George W. Bush, the Media, and the Truth" (Touchstone, August 2004).
Moderated by Harvey Shapiro (Sr. Contributing Editor, Institutional Investor)
Each side in this presidential contest is using tactics to put their record in the best light and to discredit their opponent?s. This is the nature of a campaign. What is new is the sophistication of these tactics and how rapidly each side is responding to the other. Are these trends a positive development for revealing truth during the campaign, or are the facts getting lost in the rhetoric? If the latter, who is to blame: the politicians, the media, or the voters who can not see through the spin?
This event is FREE and open to the public, with a reception to follow.
More information: http://www.thesmithfamilyfoundation.org.
Added by LACerand on September 29, 2004