Saturday, December 20th, 2014

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

The Lie of the Year: Exaggerations about Ebola

The emergence of Ebola in the United States sparked a political and media frenzy, but many of the claims made were far from accurate. Collectively, they are PolitiFact's 2014 Lie of the Year.   Fact-checking Dick Cheney on the torture report

2014 Lie of the Year: Exaggerations about Ebola

We heard claims that Ebola was easy to catch, that illegal immigrants may be carrying the virus across the southern border and that it was all part of a government or corporate conspiracy. Those claims, and others, collectively earn our Lie of the Year for 2014. View the results of the 2014 Readers' Poll Read all our fact-checks about Ebola PunditFact editor Aaron Sharockman discusses the Lie of the Year

2014 Readers' Poll results

At 4 p.m. ET today, we’ll be announcing PolitiFact’s 2014 Lie of the Year. In the meantime, we’re revealing the winner of our Readers’ Poll.

PunditFact fact-checks the Nov. 16 Sunday shows

Talk centered around the Keystone XL pipeline. PunditFact fact-checked two claims.

PunditFact fact-checks the Nov. 16 news shows

Pundits debated the merits and the politics of the Keystone XL pipeline. Also: Fact-checking the TV networks.

Fact-checking Barack Obama's latest jobs claim

Obama claimed that the United States has created more jobs "than every other advanced economy combined since I came into office."

Fact-checking Barack Obama on the Nov. 9 Sunday shows

President Barack Obama gave a rare Sunday morning interview to CBS' "Face the Nation." 

Mailbag: 'You are not very good at fact checking'

Election Day is past; now it's time to dig through some of the comments and complaints we received from readers in recent months.

Greatest hits of the Florida governor's race

Our final wrap-up looks at the facts tossed around during the Florida governor's race: pocketbook issues, jobs, flip-flops and more.

PolitiFact's 9 biggest whoppers of the 2014 campaign

We select the nine biggest falsehoods we've fact-checked this election season, with claims about Islamic State, the U.S.-Mexico border, guns and women's health making the list.   • Republicans' favorite attack on incumbent Democrats: their loyalty to Obama in votes • PunditFact fact-checks the Oct. 26 news shows • Could terrorists use Ebola to attack the United States?