Articles from December, 2013

Mail call: PunditFact hears from our readers

Readers stuffed our stockings with feedback on our recent work.

Fact-checking the Sunday Dec. 22 news shows

Renewed talk about the NSA’s spying programs gave pundits and politicians the opportunity to revisit history on the Sunday talk shows.  

What's coming up on the Sunday talk shows

The Sunday shows look at the the National Security Agency and recommendations from a presidential panel. Plus, it's never too early to talk about the next presidential election. 

Introducing "After the Fact"

Today we launch a new segment that allows pundits to respond to our work.

Bill O'Reilly vs. PunditFact

On Tuesday's The O'Reilly Factor, host Bill O'Reilly mixed praise and criticism over two of our recent fact-checks.

A sign of hope in Iran talks?

We recently looked into a claim that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has more cabinet members with Ph.D.s from American universities than President Barack Obama.

Fact-checking the Sunday Dec. 15 news shows

Newt Gingrich tried to tie Democrats to the problem of poverty in the United States on ABC's "This Week."

Previewing the Dec. 15 Sunday shows

A bipartisan budget compromise and sanctions against North Korea are on the agenda.

Spin in the no-spin zone? PunditFact fact-checks O'Reilly

Fox News' Bill O'Reilly caught the attention of fact-checkers recently with claims about marijuana and communism.

What do baby names say about a shift in American politics?

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos said that Jose, Camilo and Maria are now more popular names in the United States than John or Steven. PunditFact decided to investigate further.

Fact-checking the Dec. 8 news shows

Fox analyst Brit Hume said Sunday that President Barack Obama’s decision to start talking about raising the minimum wage and income inequality was a political calculation to shift the discussion away from the health care law. If so, it worked.

Obamacare half-truths in the Sunday talk shows

We sorted out the spin on Obamacare from pundits on the left and right in the Dec. 1, 2013, Sunday shows.