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.


The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Aaron Sharockman


Analysis is about where people bought guns, not if they bought legally

Mostly False

Meet 'the pandering panda'


'Partially correct and partially very wrong'

Recent stories from Aaron Sharockman

Checking in on Hillary Clinton's Truth-O-Meter record

PolitiFact has fact-checked the Democratic presidential candidate 125 times. How do her claims stack up on the Truth-O-Meter?

PunditFact previews the Oct. 4 news shows

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.

Fact-checking the Sept. 27 Sunday shows

PolitiFact fact-checks two presidential candidates, Ben Carson and Jeb Bush. 

Fact-checking the Sept. 27 Sunday shows

We look at claims from Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson and Jeb Bush. 

St. Pete mayor moves forward on Krise-O-Meter promises

Rick Kriseman has made progress in the new 2016 budget on three items concerning education and management.

The Truth-O-Meter arrives in Missouri

We've got bad news for Missouri politicians prone to making outrageous or unsubstantiated claims: PolitiFact is now watching.

Fact-checking the namesake of Pope Francis on his U.S. visit

A couple days before the pope's historic U.S. visit, an ABC pundit claims Pope Francis is named for a saint who "basically reached out to Muslims." Is it true?

Fact-checking a viral graphic critical of Bernie Sanders

The graphic includes 12 claims, which range from basically accurate to highly misleading.

The fact-checker's farewell to Scott Walker's presidential campaign

The Wisconsin governor will abandon his presidential campaign, Fox News and others are reporting.   PolitiFact Wisconsin's Top 5 Scott Walker fact-checks

Mike Huckabee's Mostly False claim about Fort Hood shooter's beard

Mike Huckabee said the Fort Hood shooter was allowed to remain unshaven at trial for religious reasons.   PolitiFact says: MOSTLY FALSE.   SEE MIKE HUCKABEE'S POLITIFACT REPORT CARD.