Political Fact Check Project Receives Integrity Inspiration Award
Released on: September 14, 2008, 9:56 am
Press Release Author: Integrity Revolution, LLC
Press Release Summary: Integrity Revolution, LLC, announced today that they have given one of its 2008 Integrity Inspiration Awards to the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) at the University of Pennsylvania.
Press Release Body: DEL MAR, CA, SEPTEMBER 16, 2008: Integrity Revolution, LLC, announced today that it has given a 2008 Integrity Inspiration Award to the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) for their Political Fact Check project.
According to Dr. David Gruder, Executive Director of Integrity Revolution, "the APPC received an Integrity Inspiration Award because their FactCheck.org and FactCheckEd.org websites provide the public, the press, educators and students with a reliable and much-needed way to separate fact from spin in politics."
Dr. Gruder, a psychologist and integrity specialist authored the two-award-winning book, The New IQ: How Integrity Intelligence Serves You, Your Relationships and Our World. He maintains that members of what he calls 'the New Silent Majority' are fed up with the spin that comes from the political left, the political right, and the vast majority of special interest groups of all kinds. Says Gruder, "The Annenberg Political Fact Check Project deserves widespread recognition for their diligent efforts to empower citizens with the information they need in order to hold political leaders and the media accountable for their integrity or lack thereof."
Political Fact Check is an independent nonpartisan nonprofit project maintained by the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC). The APPC was established by publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg in 1994 to create a community of scholars within the University of Pennsylvania that would address public policy issues at the local, state, and federal levels. The purpose of the Political Fact Check Project is to "increase public knowledge and understanding" by monitoring "the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases" in order to "reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics."
The APPC’s literature states that it “accepts no funding from business corporations, labor unions, political parties, lobbying organizations or individuals. It is funded primarily by the Annenberg Foundation."
Gruder added that "the American psyche has been controlled by spin to a far greater extent than is healthy in a democracy." and that "in our current Age of Spin, resources like FactCheck.org provide the New Silent Majority with the facts they need to inoculate themselves against being manipulated by the spin that self-serving individuals and groups spew on a daily basis."
Integrity Revolution, LLC, trains individuals, leaders, businesses, the media and helping professionals in how to upgrade personal, relationship, societal and leadership integrity. It recognizes worthy individuals and organizations with Integrity Inspiration and Integrity Disgrace Awards.
Web Site: http://www.thenewiq.com/
Contact Details: Dr. David Gruder, Executive Director 3365 2nd Ave. San Diego, California 92103 Phone: 858-755-1988 E-mail: drdavid@TheNewIQ.com