Tuesday, April 28th, 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 True

It doesn't affect that many farmers


That recession thing was probably important too

Mostly False

An eat-your-veggies kind of claim

Mostly True

The 1% is raking in the recovery


You can do it, but it can create a headache


One, certainly not all


Don't always trust Wikipedia

Recent stories from Aaron Sharockman

PunditFact fact-checks the April 26 news shows

A new book examining donations to the Clinton Foundation had the Sunday shows talking.

Fact-checking the April 26 shows, 'Clinton Cash'

A new book examining donations to the Clinton Foundation had the Sunday shows talking.

PunditFact previews the April 26 news show

Every Friday, PunditFact gives you the first look at guests on the Sunday news shows. On Sunday, we see if what they said is true. You can read how they fared here or weekly in the Daily Beast.

New research on politics fact-checking shows growth and influence

The American Press Institute releases three new reports on the politics fact-checking and its effects.

Checking in on our TV network scorecards

The rating for more accurate claims moves down slightly on CNN, while the percentage of inaccurate claims on Fox and MSNBC is unchanged.

A presidential shout-out for the Obameter

President Barack Obama welcomes the Ohio State Buckeyes to the White House to celebrate their national football championship -- and mentions our political promise tracker, the Obameter.

PunditFact fact-checks the April 19 news shows

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is thinking of challenging 2016 Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

Fact-checking the April 19 news shows

What's holding up the confirmation of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch?

PolitiFact wants your feedback

We're thinking of building a PolitiFact plug-in (Web extension) to make it easier for users to request fact-checks. Could you take our quick nine-question survey so that we do it right?

The Truth-O-Meter goes off the grid with Gov. Jesse Ventura

PunditFact editor Aaron Sharockman discussed a claim about Jeb Bush's private email account with the former Minnesota governor.