Saturday, May 23rd, 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

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

PunditFact fact-checks the April 12 Sunday shows

Hillary Clinton's announcement that she's running for president dominated discussion on the Sunday news shows.   • Hillary Clinton's record on the Truth-O-Meter • Marco Rubio's record on the Truth-O-Meter

Fact-checking the April 12 news shows

Everyone Sunday was waiting for Hillary. We fact-checked two claims about the Democratic 2016 frontrunner.

Mailbag: 'I rate your "fact-check" to be Mostly Useless'

Here's our periodic look at comments, complaints and the occasional compliments we get from readers.   • Rand Paul and the Truth-O-Meter

Mailbag: Presidential campaign edition

It's still early in the 2016 presidential race, but the early complaints from readers about our coverage are already piling up.