Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
Sharockman

Aaron Sharockman

PunditFact Editor

Aaron Sharockman is editor of PunditFact, a website dedicated to checking claims by pundits, columnists, bloggers and the hosts and guests of talk shows. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Government & Politics editor for the Tampa Bay Times and an editor and writer for PolitiFact. He has been a government and politics writer with the Times since 2003. Sharockman is a graduate of Indiana University.

Email: asharockman@tampabay.com

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Fact-checking claims about race and Ferguson

The grand jury's decision not to seek charges against officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown set off a new wave of violent protests in Ferguson, Mo., as well as more punditry. Here's our roundup of fact-checks, old and new. 

PunditFact's top fact-checks about Ferguson

Well before Monday's grand jury decision, TV pundits made inaccurate or misleading claims about race after the shooting death of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson. 

Twelve key fact-checks on immigration and executive action

President Barack Obama has unveiled his plan to prevent deportations for a broad swath of people living in the United States illegally. We selected 12 key fact-checks to give readers the basics on immigration and executive action. 

12 key fact-checks on immigration and executive action

President Barack Obama has unveiled a plan to prevent deportations for a broad swath of people living in the United States illegally. We selected 12 key fact-checks to give readers the basics on immigration and executive action. 

Fact-checkers worldwide check the G20 summit for a #G20factcheckathon

PolitiFact and other fact-checking organizations around the world joined forces to fact-check statements from leaders at the G20 summit. We found claims that weren’t entirely false, but did use a good bit of spin.

Jonathan Gruber mentions on TV: Fox News 779, MSNBC 79

Coverage of a 2013 video showing MIT professor and Obamacare adviser Jonathan Gruber talking about the "stupidity" of American voters has varied greatly by cable network, a review of closed captioning information shows.

Jeb Bush on the Truth-O-Meter

As former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush contemplates a bid for president, we look back on his claims about education, immigration and the economy on the eve of his national education summit.   • Jonathan Gruber mentions on TV: Fox News 779, MSNBC 79 • Fact-checking the Keystone pipeline

Fact-checking Jeb Bush, possible presidential contender

As former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush contemplates a bid for president, we look back on his claims about education, immigration and the economy on the eve of his national education summit.

PunditFact fact-checks the Nov. 16 Sunday shows

Talk centered around the Keystone XL pipeline. PunditFact fact-checked two claims.

PunditFact fact-checks the Nov. 16 news shows

Pundits debated the merits and the politics of the Keystone XL pipeline. Also: Fact-checking the TV networks.