After the Fact
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.
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...