Erik Wemple: fact checking


Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Fact-checking makes voters ‘harder to fool’?

Should fact-checkers be stopping politicians from lying?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:56 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fact checking effectiveness, fact checking politicians lies, fact checking obama romney, fact checking lies

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 04:22 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Stifle it, Andrea Mitchell

NBC complains about Obama campaign’s fair play.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:22 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  andrea mitchell obama campaign, ad, mitchell nbc ad obama, andrea mitchell ad romney, msnbc ad obama fact-checking

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 11:52 AM ET, 09/26/2012

AP editor cites Bachmann fact-checking ‘quota’

Editor from Associated Press jokes about Bachmann fact-checking ‘quota.’

By Erik Wemple  |  11:52 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jim drinkard, associated press, ap, fact-checking, democrats, republicans, fairness, media bias, michele bachmann, hpv vaccine

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Washington Times issues fact-checking test

Washington Times symposium invite serves as testing ground for fact-checkers.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:39 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington times, fact checking, 30th anniversary, special guest, cal thomas, maggie gallagher, donald rumsfeld

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Romney attack on Obama: Is that an apology? Leave it to the fact-checkers

Romney makes multiple ‘apology’ allegations. Have at it, fact-checkers.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:38 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, apology, fact-checking series, libya, attacks, egypt, cairo

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 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