Trash or Treasure? The evaluation of a website. (

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Trash or Treasure?

The evaluation of a website.

Because of my recent interest in the money spent on presidential campaigns, I chose to write my paper on a Web site related to that topic. After looking at a several Web sites I decided upon, In the research for my exploratory paper, I found this exceptional well-crafted Web site to be of great assistance, and I believe that it would be an excellent resource for anyone needing information on presidential campaign spending.

With Bush spending almost two hundred million dollars in the primaries, with no Party opponents, there has been some major concern regarding the great amounts of money spent on presidential campaigns. Because of that concern, public interest group, Public Citizen, has created the Web site, Not only to inform the average American about the problems with allowing people or organizations that will benefit from presidential decisions to finance a presidential campaigns, and to gain public support for public campaign financing, but also to persuade viewers to stand against the problems involved with presidential campaigns.

While this site focus mainly Bush's campaign, it covers Dean and Kerry's campaigns also. This site only focuses on these candidates, because they are the only ones that have opted out of the public financing program. And since this site is working to encourage public financing, these candidates are essentially their enemy.

The home page contains important links and the latest news that is relevant to the website. On the home page, one of the first things you initial see is the cartoon picture at the top of the page. The picture is of the White House with a large sign with the words White House For Sale in big, bright, red letters, making it look as if the there was a,