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The Truthiness Report

Leave a Comment 03 November 2008

The San Francisco 2008 Election Truthiness Report is co-produced by Newsdesk.org and The Public Press, and funded through small donations using the Spot.Us "crowdfunding" Web site. • Staff & Credits • SF Election Ad Annotations: Mouse over...

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Poll Smarter

Leave a Comment 01 November 2008

The San Francisco Election Truthiness Report fact-checks the ads and arguments around local voter propositions -- Junior ROTC, affordable housing, property and business taxes, clean energy, hospital rebuilding, ballot-book spin doctoring, and...

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Prop. A: The Specter of a City Without a Lifeline

1 Comment 31 October 2008

By Matthew Hirsch, Newsdesk.org/The Public Press The Truthiness Report: No. 10 in a series on election advertising. The proponents of Proposition A want voters to believe that the Nov. 4 election is a matter of life or death for San Francisco's...

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Prop M: The Latest Battle in San Francisco’s Rent Wars

4 Comments 31 October 2008

By Tim Kingston, Newsdesk.org/The Public Press The Truthiness Report: No. 9 in a series on election advertising. Rancorous is always a good way to describe tenant-landlord relations in San Francisco, and the debate over Proposition M -- an...

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Proposition V and JROTC: Lessons in How Not to Listen

2 Comments 31 October 2008

By Tim Kingston The Truthiness Report: No. 11 in a series on election advertising. • Sidebar: "Moderate vs. Progressive?" For a measure that is completely nonbinding there is much sturm und drang around the "Policy Against Terminating Junior...

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Prop L: Political Maneuvering on Community Justice Center

1 Comment 28 October 2008

By Bernice Yeung, Newsdesk.org/The Public Press The Truthiness Report: No. 8 in a series on election advertising. Proposition L, which would guarantee funding to San Francisco's new Community Justice Center, is supposedly an initiative that would...

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Proposition B: ‘Chump Change’ or ‘Massive Budget Hole’?

2 Comments 24 October 2008

By Tim Kingston The Truthiness Report: No. 7 in a series on election advertising. The battle over public power and the hospital bond have vacuumed up much of San Francisco's attention and political capital this season. But there's an equally...

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Brass Tax: Propositions N and Q Levy Businesses, Property

3 Comments 22 October 2008

By Tim Kingston The Truthiness Report: No. 6 in a series on election advertising. Propositions N and Q, which would increase and modify San Francisco's property transfer and payroll expense taxes, were the product of intense negotiations between...

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Prop. K: Untested Theories Drive Prostitution Debate

30 Comments 20 October 2008

By Bernice Yeung, Newsdesk.org/The Public Press Proposition K, which seeks to decriminalize prostitution in San Francisco, has spawned a heated debate over how to curb human trafficking and protect the lives and health of sex workers. A close look...

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More Than Clean Energy

Leave a Comment 18 October 2008

San Francisco's Proposition H, a clean energy mandate that may take a commercial power utility public, has attracted $5.4 million in influence ads. The Truthiness Report looks at bond exceptions, "blank checks," rate increases, municipalization and...

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