Prominent Science and Political Journalist Chris Mooney Joins TruthMarket™ Board of Advisors

Chris Mooney, popular speaker and author of four books including the New York Times bestseller “The Republican War on Science,” adds authority to TruthMarket’s Platform for Crowd-funding Public Challenges to False Political, Commercial and Science Claims

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If there's one thing to which I've devoted my journalistic career, it's trying to make American politics just a little bit more fact-based--a little more rational. TruthMarket is a promising innovation that can help us all advance that worthy objective.

Atherton, CA (PRWEB) November 08, 2012

Today TruthMarket, a division of Truth Seal Corp., announced that highly regarded, science and political journalist, Chris Mooney, has joined the TruthMarket™ Board of Advisors. TruthMarket is an online Marketplace for Truth Telling™. It provides ordinary citizens with a platform to “crowd-fund” and execute grass roots campaigns that publicly expose misrepresentations and false political, commercial and science claims, while highlighting true claims and offering cash rewards to successful campaign creators, sponsors and challengers.

As the author of multiple articles and books on the interaction between science and politics, Chris Mooney brings an established track record in probing the interfaces between ideology, psychology, evidence and bias in political reasoning. This is evident in all his products, from his publications to his podcasts. Mooney maintains that, "If there's one thing to which I've devoted my journalistic career, it's trying to make American politics just a little bit more fact-based--a little more rational.” He adds that, “TruthMarket is a promising innovation that can help us all advance that worthy objective, and I'm thrilled to be asked to pitch in."

“We’re very enthusiastic about Chris joining our Board of Advisors. His expertise and credibility with the national media add real bench strength to our growing cadre of reputable experts committed to challenging manipulative speech, false claims and fractured facts,” said Rick Hayes-Roth, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of Truth Seal. “Chris’s books, articles and Point of Inquiry podcasts have attracted a large and informed group of like-minded people supportive of truth in public dialogue. We look forward to having them participate in TruthMarket campaigns.”

“Truth Seal’s corporate Board of Directors has been actively recruiting respected authorities for the Board of Advisors,” stated Mark L. Feldman, Ph.D., Board Member and investor. “Advisors known for their high integrity will advance and accelerate TruthMarket’s mission to increase truth and trust throughout the information space.” Feldman adds that “over the next few weeks there will be more announcements of public figures joining the TruthMarket Board of Advisors."

About Chris Mooney

Chris Mooney is a science and political journalist, blogger, podcaster, and experienced trainer of scientists in the art of communication. He is the author of four books, including The New York Times bestseller The Republican War on Science, which the Financial Times described as an "intelligent, nuanced and persuasive account" of psychological differences in political behavior. His other books include The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science and Reality; Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming; and Unscientific America, co-written with Sheril Kirshenbaum. His contributions to online and print media have appeared in Slate, Salon.com, Mother Jones, Legal Affairs, Reason, The American Scholar, The Washington Monthly, the Utne Reader, Columbia Journalism Review, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe. Chris blogs for Science Progress, a website of the Center for American Progress and Center for American Progress Action Fund, and is a host of the popular “Point of Inquiry” podcast.

About TruthMarket™

TruthMarket is a division of Truth Seal, a California Corporation. TruthMarket is designed to be a popular online platform that enables everyone to campaign for truth in public dialogue. The primary objective is to increase truth and trust throughout the public information space – online and offline – by publicly exposing false claims and highlighting true claims. TruthMarket’s ultimate goal is to predispose all public dialogue toward truth telling. Marketplace for Truth Telling, TruthMarket and TruthSeal are trademarks of Truth Seal Corp.

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