Articles from July, 2014

Dissecting the impeachment talk on MSNBC, Fox News

Nate Silver posted an interesting look at how the cable networks are handling the impeachment talk in Washington. We decided to dig into the numbers ourselves.

What we know about the alleged transcript of Obama and Netanyahu call

The world is buzzing with the leak of an alleged transcript between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But we warn you: Proceed with caution.

Fact-checking the July 27 news shows

Talk centered on the crises abroad, including in Gaza and Ukraine.

Your guide to the Sunday, July 27 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 MH 17, Russia and Ukraine

The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine has brought the world’s attention back to events there, months after Ukraine formed a new government over concerns about the country's increasing ties to Russia.  

Fact-checking the July 20 news shows

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on all five major Sunday news shows, making the case that Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists were responsible for the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines flight 17. We fact-checked two of Kerry’s claims.  

Your guide to the Sunday July 20 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 the current immigration crisis

The influx of unaccompanied children at the U.S.-Mexico border is pushing border security officials to their limits and putting pressure on President Barack Obama and Congress to take some sort of action. PunditFact has been fact-checking the claims of pundits who have been scrambling both to provide context for this surge of children and to assign blame.

Q&A about our new network scorecards

Since we launched our network scorecards, you’ve asked plenty of questions. We thought we’d share some of the most common -- along with our answers.  

Fact-checking the July 13 news shows

Pundits and politicians debated the situation on the southern U.S. border, what needs to be done and who is to blame.

Your guide to the Sunday, July 13 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.

Learn how PunditFact tracks the networks

PolitiFact's next Google+ Hangout On Air is set for noon ET on Thursday with PunditFact editor Aaron Sharockman.

Meet the 'zombie stat' that just won't die

70 percent of the world's poor are not women. But the claim has lived on for almost 20 years, cited by everyone from Hillary Clinton to Carly Fiorina to a UN campaign featuring Nicole Kidman. Find out where the statistic came from and why it can't be killed in our special report.

Introducing: Scorecards for the TV networks

We’re making it easier to see how a particular cable channel or network is performing on PunditFact’s Truth-O-Meter.