Sharockman

Aaron Sharockman

Executive director

Aaron Sharockman is the executive director of PolitiFact. Aaron oversees PolitiFact’s operations, development and revenue, assists in our journalistic mission, manages our state partnerships and lead efforts to develop new products for PolitiFact users. He also helps coordinate some of our special products, including our debate coverage and our media appearances. Aaron has been with PolitiFact since 2010 and served most recently as the editor of PunditFact, a website dedicated to checking claims by pundits, columnists, bloggers and the hosts and guests of talk shows.

Email: asharockman@politifact.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Aaron Sharockman

Half-True

No matter how you count, the answer is still zero

Mostly True

So you're saying there's a chance

Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders

Winning enough pledged delegates is "not impossible."

— PolitiFact National

Mostly True

More limited effect than it sounds

True

One conservative principle trumped another

Pants on Fire!

No evidence to back up viral bathroom post

Recent stories from Aaron Sharockman

Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s top adviser, and his ties to pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine

Paul Manafort, the adviser hired by Donald Trump to add stability and institutional know-how to Trump’s often scattershot presidential campaign, has long and deep reported ties to pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine. With the help of a visiting Ukranian journalist, we explore Manafort's connections to the Eastern European country.

Fact-checking Ted Cruz on 'Meet the Press'

Sen. Ted Cruz is using this week’s pivotal Indiana primary to make a last stand of sorts against Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. New! We asked a Ukranian journalist to look into Paul Manafort's work for pro-Russian politicians there

PolitiFact's fact-checks of the week

PolitiFact looks at claims made by Hillary Clinton and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

Ted Cruz names Carly Fiorina as VP pick

Seeking to stem the tide of momentum for frontrunner Donald Trump, Ted Cruz names Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential pick -- should he get the GOP nomination. We look at her Truth-O-Meter scorecard.

Fact-checking the April 24 edition of Meet the Press

Former Florida Sen. Bob Graham says the Obama administration will decide whether to release a report possibly linking Saudi Arabia to Sept. 11 by June, and Bernie Sanders says he isn't ready to hang up his campaign.

After New York, we look at the scorecards

The New York primary on Tuesday marked another milestone in the race for the Democratic and Republican nominations, with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump winning by big margins. We check in on how the candidates are doing on our Truth-O-Meter. 

HIV in Africa: 6 million circumcisions and counting

For nearly a decade, the fight against AIDS has aimed to circumcise as many young adult men as possible in Africa. Critics still question whether it does any good. We bring in the epidemiologists.

Fact-checking the New York Democratic debate

We sort out fact from fiction at tonight's Democratic presidential debate. TRUTH-O-METER! Compare the PolitiFact records of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.

Fact-checking the New York Democratic debate

We sort out fact from fiction at Thursday's Democratic presidential debate. TRUTH-O-METER! Compare the PolitiFact records of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.  

World Health Day: Who's leading the charge on TB research?

With private drug companies backing away from infectious disease research, governments and foundations are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to rein in tuberculosis. The World Health Organization says $1.3 billion more each year is needed to get ahead of the world's second most lethal infectious disease.