Media watchdogs to watch during our quadrennial masochism include www.factcheck.org and www.mediamatters.org. Rather than stenographically report campaign charge and countercharge, they identify significant errors, distortions and misrepresentations and present evidence of what was said/done.
Last week mediamatters.org faulted WLW's Bill Cunningham for playing phony religion and race cards against Obama. Quoting his nationally syndicated Sunday show, mediamatters.org said the Cincinnatian repeatedly called Obama "Barak Mohammed Hussein Obama," accused him of being "raised in madrassas in Indonesia" and attending a "black racist" church. Mediamatters.org noted: