Inside the Meters:

Definitions of Truth-O-Meter rulings

Posted by Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 02:06 p.m.

The definitions of our Truth-O-Meter rulings:

TRUE – The statement is accurate and there"s nothing significant missing.

MOSTLY TRUE – The statement is accurate but needs clarification or additional information.

HALF TRUE – The statement is accurate but leaves out important details or takes things out of context.

BARELY TRUE – The statement contains some element of truth but ignores critical facts that would give a different impression.

FALSE – The statement is not accurate.

PANTS ON FIRE – The statement is not accurate and makes a ridiculous claim.

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