It's True! We're two years old!
By Tim Murphy
Published on Monday, June 25th, 2012 at 1:59 p.m.
Believe it or not, it's been two years since we published our first PolitiFact Rhode Island Truth-O-Meter ruling.
On June 25, 2010, we joined a partnership with PolitiFact.com that has grown to include eleven states.
Since then, we’ve published 230 Truth-O-Meter rulings, checking claims from politicians, talk-show hosts, bloggers, e-mailers, labor leaders and even a billboard. Our goal remains the same: to help readers separate fact from fiction in the public discourse.
For the record, here’s our scorecard so far: True: 44. Mostly True: 30. Half True: 37. Mostly False: 32. False: 55. Pants on Fire: 32.
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Researchers: Tim Murphy
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