Friday, March 6th, 2015

The most recent articles on PunditFact

Fact-checking Bill O'Reilly and David Corn

The media war between Bill O’Reilly, Mother Jones and others continues. We fact-checked two claims from the back-and-forth.

Fact-checking John Boehner on 'Face the Nation'

The Republican House speaker made a rare Sunday show appearance.

PunditFact previews the March 1 news shows

Every Friday, PunditFact gives you the first look at 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.

50 Fox News 'lies' in 6 seconds, from 'The Daily Show'

"The Daily Show" presented 50 Fox falsehoods in a six-second Vine. We've fact-checked almost every claim. See them all.

Does new research say Ebola is airborne?

Critics put a months-old fact-check about Ebola back under the microscope last week after they said an article in a scholarly medical journal supported a claim made by George Will that Ebola had gone airborne. The lead author of the article tells us that's not true.

Fact-checking John Legend's 2015 Oscar speech

Musicians John Legend and Common left the audience at the 2015 Academy Awards with a powerful message about setbacks for black Americans in voting rights, police relations and imprisonment. We look into Legend's claims. Why Obama won't label ISIS 'Islamic' extremists

Why Obama won't label ISIS 'Islamic' extremists

President Barack Obama describes ISIS, or the Islamic State, as violent extremists and not Islamic. What's the difference, and why are so many people arguing about the terror group's label?

PunditFact previews the Feb. 22 news shows

Every Friday, PunditFact gives you the first look at 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.

Winter chill? Gather around our most recent Pants on Fire claims

We know an arctic blast has been hitting the country from North Dakota to New Jersey, but we’ve been keeping the heat on at PunditFact. The pundits have been busy recently, and we thought their forays into Pants on Fire territory might take your mind off the weather.

Without PunditFact, pundits stand uncorrected

"You get one little minutiae wrong, in a long drawn-out sentence," said ABC and CNN political commentator Donna Brazile, "and all of the sudden you become a verb, you get PunditFacted."

PunditFact previews the Feb. 15 news shows

Every Friday, PunditFact gives you the first look at 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.

Pundits react to Brian Williams news

At a PunditFact event Tuesday at the National Press Club, pundits Kathleen Parker, Donna Brazile and Jackie Kucinich weighed in on Brian Williams' troubles.

Fact-checking the Feb. 8 news shows

A pundit claimed that countries in Africa "have higher vaccination rates than here in the United States." Is that right? Timeline of Brian Williams' statements on Iraqi helicopter attack

PunditFact previews the Feb. 8 news shows

Every Friday, PunditFact gives you the first look at 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.

Timeline of Brian Williams' statements on Iraqi helicopter attack

NBC's top news anchor now says he was not in a Chinook helicopter that took RPG fire in the first days of the Iraq war. We compiled Williams' varying comments on the incident. Come meet us at the National Press Club Feb. 10