Tuesday, September 30th, 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

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Aaron Sharockman

Half-True

Scott didn't face prison, but that's what the Fifth is for

True

More places, fewer bombs

Ryan Lizza
Ryan Lizza

"Countries bombed: Obama 7, Bush 4"

— PunditFact

Mostly False

Let's go to the video

Pants on Fire!

20 years later, still no

Recent stories from Aaron Sharockman

PunditFact fact-checks the Sept. 28 news shows

The debate about the air strikes in Syria continued as pundits compared President Barack Obama to President George W. Bush and wondered why Congress is currently in recess.   • 10 fact-checks about climate change • PunditFact: TV networks call on the warheads

Fact-checking the Sept. 28 news shows, talk about Syria

Debate about the air strikes in Syria continued.

When the U.S. goes to war, TV networks call on the warheads

A group of military analysts decipher U.S. military analysts for TV viewers, but who exactly are they? PunditFact wanted to find out. Read more fact-checks about terrorism, Iraq, and the military.

The Iowa U.S. Senate race: the fact-checks so far

The U.S. Senate race in Iowa is becoming one of the nation's most pivotal races for determining the chamber's balance of power in 2015. Here's a look at some of the claims at issue in the race.   • The Colorado U.S. Senate race: the fact-checks so far • The Alaska U.S. Senate race: the fact-checks so far • The Arkansas U.S. Senate race: the fact-checks so far

'The Donald' is right about spanking statistic

Donald Trump doesn't have a particularly good track record on PunditFact's Truth-O-Meter, but he got a claim about spanking statistics largely correct this week. Also on PunditFact: Network scorecards Q&A, See the Fox News scorecard, See the MSNBC scorecard.

Fact-checking claims about domestic violence, Ray Rice

The release of a video showing NFL running back Ray Rice striking his now-wife in an Atlantic City, N.J., casino elevator revived conversations about domestic violence on politics and sports shows alike. Also on PunditFact: View our TV network scorecards; See our most-recent Pants on Fire claims; Learn about our new website. 

Fact-checking Fox, MSNBC and CNN: PunditFact's network scorecards

Want to see how a particular cable channel or network is performing on PunditFact’s Truth-O-Meter? Now you can from a computer or on your tablet or phone. Read more.  Also on PunditFact: Network scorecards Q&A, See the Fox News scorecard, See the MSNBC scorecard.

PunditFact fact-checks the Sept. 14 news shows

Pundits discussed President Barack Obama's plan to defeat the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, as well as the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice case.

Fact-checking the Sept. 14 news shows

Pundits discussed the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice investigation and the options to defeat the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

Fact-checking the latest claims about the Islamic State

In light of President Barack Obama's speech about Islamic State on Wednesday night, we review some of our recent fact-checks.