Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Amy Hollyfield

Deputy Managing Editor/Politics & Business, Tampa Bay Times

Amy Hollyfield is the Deputy Managing Editor/Politics & Business for the Tampa Bay Times, overseeing state and national political coverage, including bureaus in Tallahassee and Washington, and PolitiFact, PunditFact and PolitiFact Florida. PolitiFact was awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. In addition, Amy oversees business news, Perspective and Floridian magazine. Amy has worked at the Times for more than 15 years, after previous stints at the Miami Herald and Florida Today.


The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Amy Hollyfield


Some = Oprah

Pants on Fire!

It's just a banner used in folk-dancing

Mostly True

Study examines players from 1959 to 1988

Pants on Fire!

Nope, at least four of every five Americans did

Recent stories from Amy Hollyfield

1,300 fact-checks on health care

PolitiFact has been fact-checking health care since 2007, from ideas on the campaign trail, to the drafting of legislation in 2009, to the 2010 implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the ensuing legal fights.

Fact-checking Donald Trump

Donald Trump announced he was running for president in a lengthy speech that included several inaccurate statements. New! PolitiFact Sheet: King vs. Burwell

PunditFact fact-checks the June 7 news shows

Lincoln Chafee wants to bring the metric system to the United States. On Sunday, he suggested that Ronald Reagan wanted the same thing.

Fact-checking the June 7 Sunday shows

Lincoln Chafee wants the metric system. Did Ronald Reagan?

Rouhani Meter tracks Iran president's campaign promises

An innovative project based in Toronto is monitoring the promises of Hassan Rouhani, president of Iran.  

PunditFact fact-checks the May 10 news shows

Carly Fiorina defended her record at Hewlett-Packard in an interview with NBC's Chuck Todd.

Fact-checking the May 10 Sunday shows

A trio of Republican presidential hopefuls officially entered the 2016 race last week, which meant a requisite trip to the Sunday news shows.

John Boehner says Americans spend more on antacids than politics

A fact-check that might upset your stomach.

The truth about that Mayweather-Pacquiao GDP statistic

Announcers claimed the big fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao generated more revenue than the yearly GDP of 29 countries. 

PolitiFact’s Top 5 for April 2015

Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Rand Paul made it onto our most-read list for April.   • Why bloggers, Rush Limbaugh ran with the phony story about Harry Reid • Bernie Sanders and the Truth-O-Meter • In Context: What Baltimore's mayor said about space for rioters