Jon Greenberg

PunditFact Staff Writer

Jon Greenberg is a staff writer with PunditFact. He was part of the PolitiFact team during the 2012 presidential election. Prior to that, he was executive editor at New Hampshire Public Radio and a Washington reporter for National Public Radio. He has twice won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for investigative reporting.


The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Jon Greenberg


Depends on your definition of mass shooting

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"380 Americans have been killed in 294 mass shootings in 2015 alone."  

— PolitiFact Florida


Analysis is about where people bought guns, not if they bought legally


No evidence points to Clinton

Recent stories from Jon Greenberg

In the crossfire: Fact-checking claims about guns

We summarize a few of our recent fact-checks about guns.   • Experts: Values can trump data in gun debate • In Context: What Kevin McCarthy said about Hillary Clinton and Benghazi  

Experts: Values can trump data in gun debate

We asked experts whether data convinces people when thinking about gun control and gun rights. 

Were more preschoolers shot and killed in 2013 than police officers?

Checking out New York Times columnist Nick Kristof's stirring stat.

PunditFact previews the Oct. 4 news shows

Every Friday, PunditFact gives you the first look at 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.

Chuck Todd: Bernie Sanders was 'there' on same-sex marriage 20 years ago

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and his presidential campaign serve as an almost constant reminder that Hillary Clinton has not always taken the lead on issues near and dear to the more liberal members of the Democratic Party.

The Obama Muslim Myth: The Clinton connection

A falsehood that won't die says President Obama is a Muslim. Some say Hillary Clinton's campaign started it. That's wrong, but there is a slender connection.

Fact-checking the namesake of Pope Francis on his U.S. visit

A couple days before the pope's historic U.S. visit, an ABC pundit claims Pope Francis is named for a saint who "basically reached out to Muslims." Is it true?

Remember front-running Rick Perry for president? Karl Rove does

Rick Perry recently suspended his fresh bid for president. So did Wisconsin's Scott Walker.   But there was a time Perry was the frontrunner for his party's presidential nomination.   This reminder comes courtesy of Karl Rove, the Texas-tied consultant, who says the leader in the race for the 2012 Republican nod changed seven times between September 2011 and the end of February 2012. PunditFact found that five individual candidates, including Perry, handed the lead around.

Mike Huckabee's Mostly False claim about Fort Hood shooter's beard

Mike Huckabee said the Fort Hood shooter was allowed to remain unshaven at trial for religious reasons.   PolitiFact says: MOSTLY FALSE.   SEE MIKE HUCKABEE'S POLITIFACT REPORT CARD.

Fact-checking post-debate analysis on the Sept. 20 Sunday shows

Pundits and politicians critique the second GOP debate on CNN, dicussing polls, questioning the questioners and arguing with the fact-checkers.