Fact-checking Web sites are good news in a muddy presidential race

Saturday, September 13, 2008 | 12:00 p.m. CDT; updated 1:45 p.m. CDT, Thursday, September 18, 2008

It's hard to tell which has been more depressing - the level of this year's presidential campaign or the quality of coverage. With six weeks to go, there's finally a hopeful smattering of evidence that the latter, at least, is beginning to improve.