Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

The most recent articles on PunditFact

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.

Sunday news show preview for Sept. 28

Every Friday 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. The list is updated as shows announce their guests.

When the U.S. goes to war, TV networks call on the warheads

A group of military analysts decipher U.S. military analysts for TV viewers, but who exactly are they? PunditFact wanted to find out. Read more fact-checks about terrorism, Iraq, and the military.

Fact-checking pundits on climate change

Climate change is in the news with President Barack Obama's Tuesday address at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York. 

Fact-checking the Sept. 21 news shows

The discussion turns to President Barack Obama's plan to combat the Islamic State and Americans' addiction to the NFL.

'The Donald' is right about spanking statistic

Donald Trump doesn't have a particularly good track record on PunditFact's Truth-O-Meter, but he got a claim about spanking statistics largely correct this week. Also on PunditFact: Network scorecards Q&A, See the Fox News scorecard, See the MSNBC scorecard.

Fact-checking claims about domestic violence, Ray Rice

The release of a video showing NFL running back Ray Rice striking his now-wife in an Atlantic City, N.J., casino elevator revived conversations about domestic violence on politics and sports shows alike. Also on PunditFact: View our TV network scorecards; See our most-recent Pants on Fire claims; Learn about our new website. 

Fact-checking Fox, MSNBC and CNN: PunditFact's network scorecards

Want to see how a particular cable channel or network is performing on PunditFact’s Truth-O-Meter? Now you can from a computer or on your tablet or phone. Read more.  Also on PunditFact: Network scorecards Q&A, See the Fox News scorecard, See the MSNBC scorecard.

Fact-checking the Sept. 14 news shows

Pundits discussed the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice investigation and the options to defeat the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

Sunday news show preview for Sept. 14

Every Friday 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. The list is updated as shows announce their guests.

'The Five' co-hosts duel over the corporate tax rate

On a recent edition of The Five on Fox News, co-hosts Eric Bolling and Bob Beckel clashed on the state of the United States’ corporate taxes. We took a look at both sides of their argument.    

Fact-checking the Sept. 7 news shows

Chuck Todd debuted as the new host of Meet the Press, with an interview with President Barack Obama. 

Sunday news show preview for Sept. 7

Every Friday 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. The list is updated as shows announce their guests.

Claims about McDonald's hit the Truth-O-Meter

Internet claims about the Golden Arches soared around social media ahead of a planned Sept. 4 strike by fast food workers in support of a $15 hourly wage and union rights. Is it really more profitable to work at a McDonald's in Copenhagen over Cleveland?