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.
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Pundits and policitians offered their opinions on how the United States should handle the Islamic State.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.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.
PunditFact looked at a claim from ABC's Martha Raddatz, who said President Barack Obama wanted to keep 10,000 troops in Iraq.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.Happy birthday, PolitiFact! PolitiFact turns 7
To celebrate, we recap our most popular fact-checks of the past year from PolitiFact and PunditFact. And we'll eat some cake.When the U.S. goes to war, TV networks call on the warheads
A group of military analysts decipher U.S. military analysts for TV viewers, but who exactly are they? PunditFact wanted to find out.Fact-checking the Ferguson shooting
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.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.
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