Managing Editor, Senior Editorial Director
Bert Roughton Jr. is managing editor, and senior editorial director for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Recent stories from Bert Roughton Jr.PolitiFact a distillery for truth
This story, written by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s managing editor and senior editorial director, ran in the Sunday July 22 edition of the newspaper.
There’s something about PolitiFact.
Maybe it’s the clarity it forces on public discourse. Perhaps it’s the eye-catching Truth-O-Meter with its brutal simplicity. Or could it be its distaste for nuance in a world grown comfortable with wiggle room?
Or maybe people just like when it cheerfully calls out politicians who mangle the truth.
Whatever it is, in the just over two years that we have produced it, PolitiFact Georgia has become a force. When people praise the newspaper, they almost always mention PolitiFact.
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