After the Fact

Being Liberal apologizes for sharing an inaccurate post

Added: March 27, 2014, 1:49 p.m.

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."

Van Jones acknowledges error

Added: Feb. 24, 2014, 11:30 a.m.

In a tweet after our fact-check, Jones agreed he made a mistake. "Yup, I BOTCHED that stat! Thanks @PolitiFact!" he wrote.

'Marketplace' host Kai Ryssdal corrects report on CBO and minimum wage

Added: Feb. 24, 2014, 11:24 a.m.

Ryssdal offered a correction during a Marketplace broadcast on Feb. 21, 2014, after PunditFact highlighted the error. 

"A correction now before we move on from our broadcast Tuesday about the Congressional Budget Office estimate on job losses if the minimum wage were to be raised," Ryssdal said. "I was wrong when I said the CBO was talking about President Obama's plan to bump pay for new federal contract workers. The CBO report in fact was in reference ...

George Will corrects election numbers

Added: Feb. 10, 2014, 10:19 a.m.

Will attached this correction to a version of his column: "An earlier version of this column incorrectly described the margin of President Obama’s victory in Florida’s 13th Congressional District and the partisan makeup of the district. Obama won the district by 3.8 points in 2008 and 1.4 in 2012, not by 8.2 points in 2008 and 5.6 points in 2012. The district is 37 percent Republican and 35 percent Democrat, not 37 percent Democrat and ...

O'Reilly responds to PunditFact

Added: Dec. 19, 2013, 9:12 a.m.

During his Dec. 17, 2013, show, Bill O'Reilly responded to our fact-check during a segment with John Stossel. We've attached the relevant part of the transcript. O'Reilly's comments do not affect our ruling.

"PolitiFact says the intent of the Denver Post is to, 'cover many aspects of the unfolding story of legalized marijuana,' and that I misled you guys in that commentary," Bill O'Reilly told viewers, before turning to Stossel.

"So, here's my beef, when ...

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