Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Amy Hollyfield

Deputy Managing Editor/Politics & Business, Tampa Bay Times

Amy Hollyfield is the Deputy Managing Editor/Politics & Business for the Tampa Bay Times, overseeing state and national political coverage, including bureaus in Tallahassee and Washington, and PolitiFact, PunditFact and PolitiFact Florida. PolitiFact was awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. In addition, Amy oversees business news, Perspective and Floridian magazine. Amy has worked at the Times for more than 15 years, after previous stints at the Miami Herald and Florida Today.


The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Amy Hollyfield

Pants on Fire!

It's just a banner used in folk-dancing

Mostly True

Study examines players from 1959 to 1988

Pants on Fire!

Nope, at least four of every five Americans did

Recent stories from Amy Hollyfield

Fact-checking John Boehner's comments on 'Face the Nation'

The Republican House speaker made a rare Sunday show appearance.

Fact-checking John Boehner on 'Face the Nation'

The Republican House speaker made a rare Sunday show appearance.

The fact-checks behind 'The Daily Show's' 50 Fox news 'lies'

The Daily Show posted a Vine Wednesday titled, "50 Fox News lies in 6 seconds." PunditFact and PolitiFact have fact-checked almost all of the statements they cited. See them all here.

What John Legend said about slavery at the Oscars

While accepting an Oscar for a song from the movie "Selma" Sunday night, John Legend claimed that "there are more black men under correctional control today than were under slavery in 1850." PolitiFact Rhode Island fact-checked a nearly identical claim in December. It rates True. Why Obama won't label ISIS 'Islamic' extremists

Barack Obama urges audience to “do a fact-check.” We oblige

In a speech to the Democratic National Committee, President Barack Obama asked for more fact-checking. Here you go.

Without PunditFact, pundits stand uncorrected

"You get one little minutiae wrong, in a long drawn-out sentence," said ABC and CNN political commentator Donna Brazile, "and all of the sudden you become a verb, you get PunditFacted."

Jon Stewart’s epic rundown of PolitiFact’s fact-checks of Fox News

Jon Stewart says he’ll be stepping down as host of the The Daily Show later this year. We remember the time he admitted we got him on a fact-check. Then he turned the tables on Fox News.   PunditFact: Pundits react to Brian Williams news Coming soon: PolitiFact California  

Coming this summer: PolitiFact California

PolitiFact and Capital Public Radio are teaming up to bring fact-checking journalism to California’s public radio airwaves and websites.

Coming soon: PolitiFact California

We'll be partnering with Capital Public Radio to bring fact-checking journalism to California’s public radio airwaves and websites.

Barack Obama's 2015 State of the Union address: annotated

We combed through every line in Obama's 2015 State of the Union. Learn the facts behind the speech. Joni Ernst's 2015 State of the Union rebuttal: annotated PolitiFact's live blog for the 2015 State of the Union and GOP response