Friday, September 19th, 2014

The most recent articles on PunditFact

'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?

Fact-checking claims about the Islamic State

The violent terrorist group that calls itself the Islamic State is eliciting fear from all corners of the world after its brutal advances through Iraq this summer, including the slaughter of religious minorities and soldiers and the video-recorded beheadings of two American journalists.

Fact-checking the Aug. 31 news shows

President Barack Obama said last week the United States doesn't yet have a military strategy to deal with the Islamic State. So pundits made some suggestions.

Sunday news show preview for Aug. 31

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 VA story the networks didn't cover this week

Back in May, anyone who tuned in to almost any news show was guaranteed to hear about administrative delays that caused the deaths of 40 veterans at a VA hospital in Phoenix. A significant development in that story happened this week, but you likely missed it.

Fact-checking claims about race after Ferguson shooting

The shooting of 18-year-old African-American Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer has led to a broader discussion of race in America. PunditFact has recently fact-checked several claims centering on race.  

Fact-checking the Aug. 24 news shows

A pundit claimed Sunday that President Barack Obama wanted to keep 10,000 troops in Iraq. We decided to see if that was true.