Erik Wemple: politifact


Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 01/10/2014

PunditFact whacks MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow over Koch issue

More skepticism on claim of link between the Koch brothers and a Florida group.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:27 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Koch Brothers, MSNBC, PolitiFact, punditfact, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Sponsored content confusion: PolitiFact R.I. raps BuzzFeed for toothpaste thing

PolitiFact Rhode Island checks a BuzzFeed 'feature.' Just what kind of feature, though?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:15 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BuzzFeed, PolitiFact, Rhode Island

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 05/08/2013

Rachel Maddow pans PolitiFact, again

The Truth-O-Meter drives the MSNBC host bonkers. Over and over and over.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:33 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martina Navratilova, PolitiFact, Rachel Maddow

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Huffington Post agg-fact-checks VP debate

Huffington Post shows us how cheesy fact-checking is done

By Erik Wemple  |  03:50 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fact check vice presidential debate, biden riyan fact check, vice presidential debate fact check, biden fact check, ryan fact check, politifact, factcheck

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Fact-checkers won’t assist Team Obama’s argument

Fact checks aren’t investigating an Obama claim against Romney.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:45 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fact checking romney, fact checking obama, factcheck.org, politifact, washington post fact-checker, glenn kessler, bill adair, brooks jackson, fact check tax cut

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Fact-checkers have fun with Obama, Romney

Obama, Romney called out by fact-checkers.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:48 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debate fact-checking, mitt romney, president barack obama, associated press, politifact, cnn, factcheck.org

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Fact-checking: A consumer-driven movement

Fact-checking: A consumero-journalistic movement.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:44 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fact-checking, politifact, factcheck.org, republican national convention, brooks jackson, david broder, michael dobbs, history of fact-checking, glenn kessler

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Fact-checkers batter Romney over fundraiser remarks

A new arena for fact-checkers: Reviewing remarks that weren’t supposed to be checked

By Erik Wemple  |  12:52 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, politifact, factcheck.org, ap, kfly, washington post glenn kessler

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Fact-checkers say no to Romney ‘apology’ claims

Obama isn’t apologizing for America.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:04 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politifact, factcheck.org, mitt romney, president obama, egypt libya

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Fact-checking: Fox looks at Michelle Obama’s ‘us-them’

Fox News, your creative fact checker

By Erik Wemple  |  04:10 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, fact checking, shannon break, barack omana, politifact, factcheck.org, first lady, michelle obama, bipartisanship

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Fact-checking renegade: Los Angeles Times

It defies industry’s sidebarred fact-checking trend

By Erik Wemple  |  05:34 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  david lauter, los angeles times, fact-checking, dan conover, politifact, washington post glenn kessler

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 08/27/2012

PolitiFact drubs CNN on Obama campaign fact-checking

Just how did CNN rate Obama ad ‘misleading’?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:42 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, politifact, obama ad, class sizes, mitt romney

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Report: Republicans to hammer PolitiFact units on alleged bias

PolitiFact, get ready for more GOP inquiries.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:22 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politifact, politifact virginia, washington examiner, ohio, virginia, rhode island, tennessee, new jersey, georgia, oregon, florida, georgia, texas, wisconsin

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 07/13/2012

PolitiFact halves Romney dispute

What a bunch of wimps at Truth-o-Meter HQ...

By Erik Wemple  |  05:31 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politifact, mitt romney, bain capital, half true

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Media news derivatives: July 12

A roundup of media stories for July 12.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:33 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  republican party of virginia, politifact virginia, russian tv, propublica, newsosaur, nbc, microsoft, howard kurtz

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 07/11/2012

PolitiFacters respond to ‘weekend dump’ allegations

PolitiFact Virginia says it doesn’t scheme against Republicans

By Erik Wemple  |  06:00 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politifact Virginia, republican party of virginia, bias, rulings, rick thornton

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Virginia Republican Party to PolitiFact: Don’t bother ringing!

Virginia GOP won’t be speaking with state PolitiFact reporters

By Erik Wemple  |  05:35 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  republican party of virginia, politifact virginia, richmond times-dispatch, fact-checking, bias, rick thornton, dave rexrode

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Virginia Republican Party publishes huge attack paper on PolitiFact

86 pages of critique.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:55 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politifact virginia, virginia republican party, richmond times-dispatch, bias, rulings, truth-o-meter

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 05/11/2012

Maddow resumes PolitiFact-checking

MSNBC host again takes a hatchet after the Truth-O-Meter.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:32 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politifact, rachel maddow, truth-o-meter, national right to life committee, secret service, in utero, infant, white house

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 02/24/2012

Media news derivatives: Feb. 24

For Feb. 24

By Erik Wemple  |  08:16 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  whitney houston, syria, homs, cbs this morning, lara logan, politifact, rachel maddow, gigaom