Sunday, March 29th, 2015
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

False

A point, buried under errors and hyperbole

False

90% would be closer

Mostly True

Update: We all need to use a percent change calculator

Mostly False

More than zero, even allowing for hyperbole

Recent stories from Aaron Sharockman

Sen. Ted Cruz at Liberty U.: Students fill in the details

Liberty University's rulebook says students would be fined $10 if they didn't come to Cruz's speech. Students and alumni filled us in on the process.  

Liberty students faced choice: See Ted Cruz or face $10 fine

Every politician likes a packed house, and when Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced that he was officially running for president this week, he got one. But the crowd wasn't there necessarily by choice.

The scorecards so far

With Ted Cruz’s announcement that he’s running for president, we look at a snapshot of how a few potential presidential hopefuls are doing on our Truth-O-Meter.   • From the archives: Is Ted Cruz, born in Canada, eligible to run for president? • The health care law turns 5: What came true and what didn’t  

PunditFact fact-checks the March 22 news shows

Israel's ambassador to the Unites States told NBC's Chuck Todd that Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not flip-flop on a two-state solution.   • PolitiFact Texas: Ted Cruz on the Truth-O-Meter • From the archives: Is Ted Cruz, born in Canada, eligible to run for president? • The health care law turns 5: What came true and what didn’t

Fact-checking the March 22 news shows

Israel's ambassador to the Unites States told NBC's Chuck Todd that Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not flip-flop on a two-state solution.

Private emails, lawmakers going around the president: Is it 2007 again?

Questions about Hillary Clinton’s use of private email and a letter from 47 Republican senators to Iran have pundits talking about 2007 again.

PunditFact fact-checks the March 15 Sunday shows

The latest on Hillary Clinton's email issue.

Fact-checking the March 15 news shows

Talk of Hillary Clinton's emails dominated the Sunday news shows.

Global fact-checkers investigate claims about women

As the United Nations celebrates International Women’s Day, nonpartisan fact-checkers from five continents looked at claims about women’s lives.

PunditFact fact-checks the March 8 news shows

PunditFact looked at part of the defense offered on behalf of Hillary Clinton.