In today’s noisy media environment, we are bombarded with ‘facts’ wherever we go. Politicians, journalists, shops, websites. Everyone is trying to give us the definitive reason why they are right and their competitors are wrong.
Each week our host chooses several ‘facts’ from the huge pool of information that has been given to the public. He systematically goes about checking the fact to see whether or not it is true, using confirmed research and figures alongside statements made by experts, drawn from the broadcaster’s large archive. Once the veracity – or lack thereof – of the claim in question has been confirmed, the host confronts the person who made it with the ‘Truth Barometer’ and marks it on a scale of totally true to completely false.