Saturday, October 25th, 2014

The most recent articles on PunditFact

Pew study finds Rush Limbaugh least trustworthy news source

Pew surveyed people's views about 36 news outlets. Rush Limbaugh ranked as the least trustworthy. • Revisiting Reza Aslan's response to Bill Maher about female genital mutilation • A few words to those who think George Will was right about Ebola going airborne through a sneeze • Top 5 falsehoods about Ebola

Revisiting Reza Aslan's response to Bill Maher about female genital mutilation

Readers had questions about a recent item, so we followed up on Reza Aslan's claim that female genital mutilation is a "central African problem." Here's where it also occurs, though to what extent is not clear.

A few words to those who think George Will was right about Ebola going airborne through a sneeze

Some folks say we got it wrong on our recent fact-check of George Will. See our response. Also on PunditFact: • Revisiting Reza Aslan's response to Bill Maher about female gender mutilation • Top 5 falsehoods about Ebola • Fact-checking Fox, MSNBC and CNN: PunditFact's network scorecards  

Fact-checking the Oct. 19 news shows

One pundit criticized the media for Ebola fear-mongering, another claimed the virus could spread through the air.   • A few words to those who think George Will was right about Ebola going airborne through a sneeze • Top 5 falsehoods about Ebola • Fact-checking Fox, MSNBC and CNN: PunditFact's network scorecards

Top 5 falsehoods about Ebola

Rhetoric is heating up over Ebola. See our top 5 falsehoods. • Fact-checking Fox, MSNBC and CNN: PunditFact's network scorecards • Fact-checking the Oct. 12 news shows

Fact-checking the Oct. 12 news shows

The Sunday shows stoked fears that Ebola could spread further in the United States. • Fact-checking the fallout from Bill Maher's Muslim monologue • Fact-checking Fox, MSNBC and CNN: PunditFact's network scorecards  

PunditFact previews the Oct. 12 Sunday shows

PunditFact gives you the first look at the guests on the Sunday news shows. On Sunday, we see if what they said is true. You can read how they fared here or weekly in the Daily Beast.

Fact-checking the fallout from Bill Maher's Muslim monologue

The comments about Islam from comedian, social critic, atheist and cable talk show host Bill Maher continue to stir reactions across the TV dial and across the political spectrum.   • Fact-checking Fox, MSNBC and CNN: PunditFact's network scorecards • A fact-checker’s toast to ‘Crossfire’  

A fact-checker’s toast to ‘Crossfire’

The CNN political talk show returned to great fanfare in 2013 but now sits on indefinite hiatus, according to published reports. We review some of the show’s memorable moments. • Fact-checking the Oct. 5 news shows • Fact-checking Fox, MSNBC and CNN: PunditFact's network scorecards

Fact-checking the Oct. 5 news shows

See our latest fact-checks from the Sundays news shows.

PunditFact's guide to the Sunday, Oct. 5 shows

PunditFact gives you the first look at the guests on the Sunday news shows. On Sunday, we see if what they said is true. You can read how they fared here or weekly in the Daily Beast.

Fact-checking claims about social justice, children

Pundits put the spotlight on hunger, child marriage and female genital mutilation. 

Fact-checking the war comparisons between Obama and Bush

The irony of President Barack Obama, Nobel Prize winner and putative anti-war candidate, launching extensive airstrikes in Syria, has led to comparisons with President George W. Bush. Also on PunditFact • See PunditFact's TV network scorecards. • A history of the presidential salute.

Emma Watson severely undercounts number of child marriages in UN speech

The correct figure would have only amplified her point.   Also on PunditFact • See PunditFact's TV network scorecards. • See our most-recent Pants on Fire claims. • A history of the presidential salute.  

Fact-checking the Sept. 28 news shows, talk about Syria

Debate about the air strikes in Syria continued.