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credibility gap

The discrepancy between the lofty promises that a person makes and the resulting action or situation. The politician suffered a credibility gap regarding his claims about the economy's improvement because his constituents were still unable to find work.
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credibility gap

Distrust of a public statement or position, as in The current credibility gap at City Hall is the result of miscommunication between the mayor's office and the press . This term originated about 1960 in connection with the American public's disinclination to believe government statements about the Vietnam War. It soon was extended to individuals and corporations as well as government agencies to express a lack of confidence in the truth of their statements, or perception of a discrepancy between words and actions.
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The worst thing you can do for your credibility is to memorize responses to interview questions, or to use the approach recommended in books that talk about what interviewers want to hear.
Scholars began to compare news credibility across various media channels in the 1960s.
1) We compare different systems for automatic assessment of information credibility based on the used techniques and features.
Media credibility focuses on the relative credibility or believability of various media channels through which a message is sent.
First time in Pakistan a media credibility index will be developed after an extensive examination of media laws, ethics, rules and regulations drafted by different media groups, regulatory bodies and journalistic organizations both at national as well as international arena.
The second dimension of source credibility is trustworthiness.
The researchers placed banners from Google News, which served as a high credibility portal, and the Drudge Report, which served as a low-credibility portal, on the pages.
Olsson is critical of the claim that coherence based on independent beliefs (even this independence is a questionable assumption due to outer influences on beliefs) without assuming the credibility of those beliefs can lead to a truth claim.
For a fee charged by the CIC to those seeking the credibility of the CIC imprimatur, CIC members with the expertise could be engaged by the CIC to do the reviews.
Also, other investigators, nonlaw enforcement professionals, and those familiar with the suspect can assess both the credibility of the statement and the suspect's behavior and mannerisms.
It also provides a structure to help evaluate the credibility of a publication.
One solution to the time inconsistency problem is for policymakers to develop a reputation for credibility, recognizing that the long-term benefits of having reputation exceed the short-run costs.
All of this has unfolded even as new Chairman Ben Bernanke has worked aggressively to establish his credibility as an inflation fighter, specially citing the pass-through dangers of rising energy prices on inflationary expectations.