Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

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

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Aaron Sharockman

Mostly False

He picked what emails were made public

Jeb Bush
Jeb Bush

"I released all my emails."

— PolitiFact Florida


Passed Russia in one calculation in 2014

Mostly True

An accepted estimate that needs new data

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PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 30 Sunday shows

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Fact-checking the Aug. 30 news shows

Hillary Clinton's decision to so-far ignore the Sunday talk show circuit has given Bernie Sanders plenty of chances to sell his message.

Scoring the news, one year later

For more than a year, PunditFact’s network scorecards have tracked fact-checks of claims made on the major cable and news networks.

The week in fact-checks Aug. 27 (video)

PolitiFact Georgia breaks down the week in fact-checks.

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We've published more than 10,000 fact-checks over the past eight years. We deserve some cake!

PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 23 shows

Debate about birthright citizenship, which some Republican presidential candidates have pledged to end, occupied a lot of airspace on the Sunday shows.

Fact-checking the Aug. 23 Sunday shows

Republican presidential candidates and their surrogates explain why they support an end to birthright citizenship and stepped-up border resources.

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Sometimes the funny pages can get serious.