Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
Gillin

Joshua Gillin

Staff Writer, Tampa Bay Times

Joshua Gillin is a staff writer for PolitiFact Florida and the Tampa Bay Times. He previously was a reporter, editor and blogger for tbt*, the daily tabloid edition of the Times, and has written about media news for The Poynter Institute. A Nebraska native, he has a degree in journalism from his home state university and is a diehard Cornhusker. He has worked in many writing and editing capacities in news, sports and features at the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Savannah (Ga.) Morning News and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Email: jgillin@tampabay.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Joshua Gillin

Mostly False

There's little chance the Legislature would have acted

False

No votes in the Senate during his term

Half-True

There are escape clauses, but don't bet on it

Half-True

You can't lay all the blame on any one governor

Pants on Fire!

Repealing Obamacare doesn't mean lifetime coverage

Half-True

Yes, but Crist holds record per pupil

Mostly False

League of Women Voters only said it would be fairer

True

He voted against the bipartisan compromise

Recent stories from Joshua Gillin

Fact-checking the Florida governor's debate on CNN

Moderator Jake Tapper quizzed former Gov. Charlie Crist and current Gov. Rick Scott on topics like Ebola, executions and Florida State football.    • PunditFact: Pew study finds Rush Limbaugh least trustworthy news source • PolitiFact Wisconsin: Fact-checking Friday's governor's debate • PolitiFact Florida: Did the rules of the second debate say there would be no fan?

Fact-checking the third Florida governor's debate

CNN hosted a nationally televised debate between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist, their final face-off before Election Day. We checked the facts.

After Fangate: Previewing the next Florida governor's debate

We look at some of the lines you might hear tonight on CNN during the third Florida governor's debate.    • PunditFact: Pew study finds Rush Limbaugh least trustworthy news source • PolitiFact Wisconsin: Fact-checking Friday's governor's debate • PolitiFact Florida: Did the rules of the second debate say there would be no fan?

Previewing the third Florida governor’s debate

With Fangate behind us, we look at some of the lines you might hear Tuesday night on CNN during the third Florida governor's debate.    • Previous coverage: Did the rules of the debate say there would be no fan?

Fact-checking the second Florida governor's debate

Charlie Crist and Rick Scott debated for the second time on Wednesday night, after controversy over a cooling fan. We checked the facts. 

PolitiFact Florida previews the Florida governor's debate

Rick Scott and Charlie Crist are starting to repeat their talking points; here's your fact-checking guide to their favorite lines. The two debate again Wednesday night at 7 p.m. ET.   • PunditFact: A Pants on Fire for Donald Trump • PolitiFact Virginia: Solving the mystery of the no-tax pledge • ISIS fighters caught at the U.S.-Mexico border? Pants on Fire

Previewing the second Florida governor's debate

The candidates are starting to repeat themselves, using their favorite talking points over and over. Here's your fact-checking guide to their favorite lines.

Fact-checking the Florida governor's debate on Telemundo

Rick Scott and Charlie Crist faced off in their first debate of 2014 at Telemundo's studios in Miramar. 

Previewing the first Florida governor's debate

Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist faced off in their first debate, hosted by Telemundo and broadcast in Spanish. Here’s a pre-debate summary of fact-checks on their favorite talking points, from education and the economy to immigration, voting rights and Cuba.

Has Florida's Charlie Crist flip-flopped on his party, health care, abortion and the stimulus?

In a close governor's race, the Republican Party unloads on Charlie Crist's changing his party and changing his positions. We sort out the flips on our Flip-O-Meter.   • PolitiFact Texas reports on the governor's debate between Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis. • PolitiFact Rhode Island profiles the Providence mayor's race and Buddy Cianci. • PunditFact looks at Emma Watson's speech to the United Nations.