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Guests: Emily Thorson, Glenn Kessler, Dick Polman

In this week’s edition of Ballot Talks: we discuss lies, misinformation, and half-truths being told on the campaign trail. We’ll pick apart some of the debunked statements made by candidates, examine the role the media plays in exposing and confronting lying politicians, and the effect that all of this has on the electorate. We’ll speak with EMILY THORSON, assistant professor of political science at Boston College, GLENN KESSLER, who writes “The Fact Checker” column for The Washington Post and DICK POLMAN, who writes the “National Interest” column for NewsWorks.


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