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Party Lines: How to identify misleading talking points

A series of fact checks that examine political “talking points” and their deception.

“In an attempt to influence public opinion, the leaders of both major parties — Democrats and Republicans alike — craft talking points, scripts for rank-and-file members to follow when discussing particular policy issues. Talking points, when used frequently, become the party line.” For more efficient and effective fact-checking, journalists need to know how to identify these scripts.