Tag: politifact

by Nancy Watzman

The following piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. ———————————————————– I. Match the debate phrase to the TV news station that repeated it the most. 1. “Damn emails.” 2. “Not a cage match.” 3. “Only Rosie O’Donnell.” A. MSNBC B. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. When beloved movie critic Roger Ebert lost his voice to cancer, he reclaimed it with the Internet (Sun-Times) 2. Why Facebook Home bothers me: It destroys any notion of privacy (GigaOm) 3. Adair leaving PolitiFact for Knight professorship at Duke (Poynter) 4. As web search goes mobile, competitors chip at Google’s lead (NYT) 5. […] more »

by Mark Hannah

With just minutes to go before last night’s second presidential debate, the folks over at PolitiFact.com sent out the following tweet: If you hear something during the #debate that you’d like us to fact-check, tweet it with #PolitiFactThis — PolitiFact (@politifact) October 17, 2012 Three hours later, after the dust had settled in the Hofstra […] more »

by Fabrice Florin

In June, Senator U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch made the statement that “87 million Americans will be forced out of their coverage” by President Obama’s health care plan. It was quite a claim. But was it true? That’s a common, and important, question — and it can often be hard to quickly nail down the real […] more »

by Mark Glaser

As the U.S. elections near the finish line, the presidential campaigns are throwing around enough verbal attacks and inflammatory advertising to make the average voter’s head spin. Fortunately, there are now three excellent sources for fact-checking political discourse online: Annenberg Public Policy Center’s FactCheck.org, the St. Petersburg Times and Congressional Quarterly’s PolitiFact and the Washington […] more »