After the Fact
The Fox News anchor who let go unchallenged Steve Emerson's erroneous claims about Muslims in Birmingham, England, has apologized.
"Last week on this program, a guest made a serious factual error that we wrongly let stand unchallenged and uncorrected," host Jeanine Pirro said Jan. 17. "The guest asserted that the city of Birmingham, England, is totally Muslim and that it is a place ...
After our fact-check published, Marc Lamont Hill said that he was incorrect to use the word "unarmed" in his CNN debate with Larry Elder.
After our fact-check published we heard from Goddard, who later identified himself as Tony Heller. He noted that one of the experts we quoted in our initial piece has since revised his views of Heller’s research.
While there remains no evidence that "NASA scientists fudged the numbers to make 1998 the hottest year to overstate the extent of ...
After our fact-check published, Brazile responded via email. Here are her comments (edited for style):.
The accusation here is that the IRS targeted conservative political groups because of their conservative politics. The only way to answer that question is to compare how different groups with different politics get treated. The original IRS report -- and the firestorm of media coverage it generated ...
Craig Wisnom emailed us to say that he had created this meme for the Facebook page of Cold Dead Hands, an Internet community for supporters of gun rights. He noted that his original post had cited and linked to the Pew study, but the version we rated, sent to us by another reader, had lost that citation along the ...
While Rachel Maddow did not respond to our requests for this fact-check, she did critique PunditFact’s work on her June 9, 2014, show.
Maddow referenced three instances -- other than the Washington Post report she cited on June 3 -- where news reports quoted military officials as describing now-proven-false claims about Lynch.
None of those reports, however, show that the ...
Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation, said her comments on Face the Nation were not accurate.
"In the moment, I was not precise with my words and made it sound like Congress cut year-over-year funding, which is not what happened," vanden Heuvel said.
Being Liberal posted a correction on its Facebook page on March 26, 2014, along with a link to our fact-check.
"An image we shared, which was found on another page, was determined to be a lie," the post read. "We apologize for the error. Unlike a lot of other pages we admit when we make mistakes."
In a tweet after our fact-check, Jones agreed he made a mistake. "Yup, I BOTCHED that stat! Thanks @PolitiFact!" he wrote.