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Cheney's Web Site Plug Goes Awry

In Tuesday's debate with Sen. John Edwards, Vice President Dick Cheney answered a charge about his role at Halliburton by referencing a Web site, factcheck.com. The site, an advertising holder for encyclopedia companies, was overwhelmed with visits before forwarding all traffic to George Soros.com -- which bears the headline, "Why we must not re-elect President Bush." The vice president meant FactCheck.org. Hear NPR's Robert Siegel and NPR's Melissa Block.

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Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.
As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.