Monday, October 20th, 2014

Amy Hollyfield

Assistant Managing Editor/Politics, Tampa Bay Times

Amy Hollyfield is the Assistant Managing Editor/Politics 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. 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

Previewing the third Florida governor’s debate

With Fangate behind us, we look at some of the lines you might hear Tuesday night on CNN during the third Florida governor's debate.    • Previous coverage: Did the rules of the debate say there would be no fan?

A few words to those who think George Will was right about Ebola going airborne through a sneeze

On Sunday, George Will scared a Fox audience by saying doctors now believe that Ebola can go airborne and spread through a sneeze or a cough. This claim was immediately repudiated by Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace, and later, by us.

PunditFact's guide to the Sunday, Oct. 5 shows

PunditFact gives you the first look at the guests on the Sunday news shows. On Sunday, we see if what they said is true. You can read how they fared here or weekly in the Daily Beast.

Has Florida's Charlie Crist flip-flopped on his party, health care, abortion and the stimulus?

In a close governor's race, the Republican Party unloads on Charlie Crist's changing his party and changing his positions. We sort out the flips on our Flip-O-Meter.   • PolitiFact Texas reports on the governor's debate between Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis. • PolitiFact Rhode Island profiles the Providence mayor's race and Buddy Cianci. • PunditFact looks at Emma Watson's speech to the United Nations.  

Has Charlie Crist flip-flopped on his party, health care, abortion and the stimulus?

A new ad attacks Democrat Charlie Crist for being a flip-flopper. We sort through the issues and rate each one on our Flip-O-Meter.

Fact-checking 7 claims about Eric Holder

Political opponents attacked Attorney General Eric Holder on a regular basis, earning ratings from True to Pants on Fire. On Thursday, Holder said he is stepping down.   • Fact-checks from the Kentucky U.S. Senate race • 10 fact-checks about climate change • PunditFact: TV networks call on the warheads

Crist, Scott TV battle heats up

As campaign spending for TV ads tops $50 million in Florida's governor's race, we take a look at the latest attacks.

Fact-checking the Sept. 21 news shows

The discussion turns to President Barack Obama's plan to combat the Islamic State and Americans' addiction to the NFL.

PunditFact fact-checks the Sept. 21 news shows

The pundits had plenty to talk about after U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power stopped by three network shows to talk up international support for President Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic State. 

New York Times calls PolitiFact app 'fun, fascinating and at times depressing'

The New York Times likes our PolitiFact Mobile app. Here's what they had to say.