Articles from August, 2014

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.

Sunday news show preview

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.  

Fact-checking Ferguson

The killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb is raising questions about the makeup of the police department and its response to the Aug. 9 shooting.  

Did Ferguson police officer fail to call in shooting?

That's the claim by actor Jesse Williams. We reviewed the evidence and found a murky picture.

Your guide to the Sunday, Aug. 17 news shows

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 Internet's overreach on the Ebola outbreak

As the Ebola outbreak grows in Africa, misinformation about the epidemic is spreading about the crisis here in America.  

Fact-checking the Aug. 10 news shows

The Sunday shows debated President Barack Obama's decision to conduct airstrikes in Iraq.

Your guide to the Sunday, Aug. 10 news shows

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.

Fact-checking claims about Africa

Amid ongoing concerns over the Ebola crisis in West Africa and Boko Haram’s latest attacks in Nigeria, the inaugural business summit between the leaders of the U.S. and dozens of African nations wrapped up this week. We fact-checked two claims about Africa.

Fact-checking claims about Israel and Gaza

The minute-by-minute changes in the developments in Israel and Gaza make it difficult for fact-checkers to keep things straight. ​But since the escalation in violence began last month, PunditFact has been able to examine a few of the claims central to the conflict.  

Fact-checking the Aug. 3 news shows

After fretting about the spread of the Ebola virus, the Sunday shows returned to their normal script: Refereeing  arguments between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled House.

Your guide to the Sunday, Aug. 3 news shows

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.