Monday, August 31st, 2015

Aaron Sharockman

PunditFact Editor

Aaron Sharockman is editor of PunditFact, a website dedicated to checking claims by pundits, columnists, bloggers and the hosts and guests of talk shows. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Government & Politics editor for the Tampa Bay Times and an editor and writer for PolitiFact. He has been a government and politics writer with the Times since 2003. Sharockman is a graduate of Indiana University.


The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Aaron Sharockman


By one yardstick, not by another


Passed Russia in one calculation in 2014

Mostly True

An accepted estimate that needs new data

Mostly False

Pot calling the kettle black


Katrina changed things


Cuts ≠ Disbanding the reserve

Recent stories from Aaron Sharockman

PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 30 Sunday shows

Hillary Clinton's decision to skip the Sunday talk show circuit has given Bernie Sanders plenty of chances to sell his message.   • Bernie Sanders: socialist or democratic socialist? • 10 years after Katrina, a look at President Obama's campaign promises

Fact-checking the Aug. 30 news shows

Hillary Clinton's decision to so-far ignore the Sunday talk show circuit has given Bernie Sanders plenty of chances to sell his message.

Scoring the news, one year later

For more than a year, PunditFact’s network scorecards have tracked fact-checks of claims made on the major cable and news networks.

The week in fact-checks Aug. 27 (video)

PolitiFact Georgia breaks down the week in fact-checks.

Happy birthday, PolitiFact! PolitiFact turns 8

We've published more than 10,000 fact-checks over the past eight years. We deserve some cake!

PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 23 shows

Debate about birthright citizenship, which some Republican presidential candidates have pledged to end, occupied a lot of airspace on the Sunday shows.

Fact-checking the Aug. 23 Sunday shows

Republican presidential candidates and their surrogates explain why they support an end to birthright citizenship and stepped-up border resources.

Why we fact-check political cartoons

Sometimes the funny pages can get serious.

Checking in on Jebio

Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush have been saying plenty of things on the campaign trail. The Truth-O-Meter has been keeping up with them.

20 fact-checks from the Republican debate in Cleveland

In the week since the GOP debate, we’ve compiled 20 fact-checks of things said at the debate. (Plus two bonus fact-checks of post-debate analysis from Donald Trump.)