Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Sharockman

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.

Email: asharockman@tampabay.com

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'The Donald' is right about spanking statistic

Donald Trump doesn't have a particularly good track record on PunditFact's Truth-O-Meter, but he got a claim about spanking statistics largely correct this week. Also on PunditFact: Network scorecards Q&A, See the Fox News scorecard, See the MSNBC scorecard.

Fact-checking claims about domestic violence, Ray Rice

The release of a video showing NFL running back Ray Rice striking his now-wife in an Atlantic City, N.J., casino elevator revived conversations about domestic violence on politics and sports shows alike. Also on PunditFact: View our TV network scorecards; See our most-recent Pants on Fire claims; Learn about our new website. 

Fact-checking Fox, MSNBC and CNN: PunditFact's network scorecards

Want to see how a particular cable channel or network is performing on PunditFact’s Truth-O-Meter? Now you can from a computer or on your tablet or phone. Read more.  Also on PunditFact: Network scorecards Q&A, See the Fox News scorecard, See the MSNBC scorecard.

PunditFact fact-checks the Sept. 14 news shows

Pundits discussed President Barack Obama's plan to defeat the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, as well as the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice case.

Fact-checking the Sept. 14 news shows

Pundits discussed the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice investigation and the options to defeat the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

Fact-checking the latest claims about the Islamic State

In light of President Barack Obama's speech about Islamic State on Wednesday night, we review some of our recent fact-checks. 

'The Five' co-hosts duel over the corporate tax rate

On a recent edition of The Five on Fox News, co-hosts Eric Bolling and Bob Beckel clashed on the state of the United States’ corporate taxes. We took a look at both sides of their argument.    

Fact-checking claims about the Islamic State

The violent terrorist group that calls itself the Islamic State is eliciting fear from all corners of the world after its brutal advances through Iraq this summer, including the slaughter of religious minorities and soldiers and the video-recorded beheadings of two American journalists.

PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 31 news shows

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.