When the John Kerry campaign web site launched an ancillary weblog called the DBunker, I linked to it, thinking that it was going to be a very effective forum for refuting distortions of Kerry’s voting record and other misrepresentations made by Republicans and their media friends. Unfortunately, that’s not what it has turned out to be. The site is just yet another outlet for generic campaign rhetoric. Campaign rhetoric is perfectly fine, but I was hoping that the DBunker would be focused on one thing — countering the lies and distortions that are slung at Kerry. Honestly, I rarely click through and read the items that are posted to it just because it’s more of the same. That’s too bad.

Update: FactCheck.org polices the advertisements and claims of both candidates.