Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

All stories featuring Glenn Beck

Rick Perry doubles down on people from countries with terrorist ties crossing border

In a Sunday interview, Perry asserted there’s a frightening record being set. Pants on Fire, PolitiFact in Washington, D.C., found.

Immigration claims aplenty from Rick Perry, Glenn Beck, Lou Dobbs: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

It's all immigration, all the time in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup. Rick Perry, Glenn Beck and Lou Dobbs are among those whose claims are up for inspection.

Texas-bound Beck will need bigger blackboards

Glenn Beck told his Monday radio audience that he’s moving to Dallas and building a radio and television studio. To welcome him, we assessed Beck’s pre-Texas standing on the Truth-O-Meter.

Glenn Beck's Greatest Hits (and Misses)

As Glenn Beck ends his run with Fox News, we take a look back at how Beck has fared on the Truth-O-Meter on everything from Van Jones to health insurance for dogs.

Fact-checking claims on Egypt and Israel

We look at three statements about the Middle East.

Glenn Beck's 'Wonderful Life' tale rated No. 2

After making more than 100 Truth-O-Meter rulings, the editors who rate the items for PolitiFact Ohio looked back over the year and selected the Top 10 for 2010. Today we offer No. 2: A statement about economically beleaguered Wilmington, Ohio, which radio host Glenn Beck characterized as a real life Bedford Falls. 

The best of 2010 from PolitiFact state sites

We launched partner sites in eight states in 2010 and found the Truth-O-Meter worked as well on governors and mayors as it does on the president.  To end the year, we review some of our favorite state Truth-O-Meter items.

PolitiFact Georgia roasts pants, brightens lives

Nothing beats a good, warm fire to brighten our lives during these frigid winter days. So last week, AJC PolitiFact Georgia set two pairs of pants ablaze. The first Pants On Fire ruling belonged to TV and radio host Glenn Beck, who compared a real Ohio town to fictional Bedford Falls of the classic holiday movie "It's a Wonderful Life." The second belonged to AMC hit show "The Walking Dead," which blew up Atlanta's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of the Zombie Apocalypse. Some pairs survived intact. President Barack Obama did OK and a crime ranking earned a Half True, but the britches of the National Football League Players Association got singed. Join us on Twitter and Facebook to comment and read our latest updates.

Politicians (and Glenn Beck) had money on their minds

Politicos had money and a mosque on their minds last week. We covered statements on the federal government's money woes, casinos, a tax break for low-income families, and the mosque near ground zero. A diverse crew including conservative TV host Glenn Beck and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Michael Thurmond graced our pages.   Some did better than others on the Truth-O-Meter and its cousin, the Flip-O-Meter, which measures flip-flops, but all escaped our worst rating: Pants On Fire. Maybe next week. Here's a roundup of our rulings.

The Truth-O-Meter report card on Glenn Beck

We'll be fact-checking speeches from Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally at the Lincoln Memorial. In the meantime, we review how he's fared on the Truth-O-Meter.

Glenn Beck gets it right on public support for Arizona immigration law

Talk show host said that most Americans support a new immigration law in Arizona. The numbers back him up.

Union chief visits Obama more than Hillary? Nope.

Glenn Beck said a labor leader visits the White House more than anyone, but a little research easily debunks that.

Beck wrong on Cabinet's private sector experience

The talk show host repeats a line from the blogosphere that fewer than 10 percent of Obama Cabinet members have private sector experience. But his number is way off.

A new side effect of H1N1 virus: exaggeration

We examine claims by Glenn Beck and a chain e-mail about the H1N1 virus.

Catching up with Van Jones

Obama's controversial green jobs czar departs. We provide some context.

Is Big Brother snooping on Cash for Clunkers site?

On Glenn Beck's show, Fox anchor Kimberly Guilfoyle claims the site gives government complete access to your home computer.  

Break out the marshmallows!

It's double Pants on Fire! day at PolitiFact.com: We check a chain e-mail on illegal immigrants and comments from TV and radio personality Glenn Beck.