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Jon Greenberg

PunditFact Staff Writer

Jon Greenberg is a staff writer with PunditFact. He was part of the PolitiFact team during the 2012 presidential election. Prior to that, he was executive editor at New Hampshire Public Radio and a Washington reporter for National Public Radio. He has twice won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for investigative reporting.

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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Jon Greenberg

The United States had "allies lined up" for air strikes in Syria and then Obama "pulled the rug out."

On tax inversions, the Wall Street Journal "surprisingly attacked this tax scheme."

"I was able to go and buy an automatic weapon … Most people can go out and buy an automatic weapon."

"More whites than blacks are victims of deadly police shootings."

A "regulatory thing" means you can’t show someone drinking beer on camera.

"Far more children died last year drowning in their bathtubs than were killed accidentally by guns."

"Having a baby is a leading cause of poverty spells in the United States."

Top U.S. intelligence officials have told "every member of Congress, including the president, we’re about to be attacked in a serious way because (of) the threat emanating from Syria and Iraq."

"The leader of ISIS was imprisoned by American troops and ordered released to Iraq by Obama administration in 2009."

President Barack Obama’s latest executive order "mandates the apprehension and detention of Americans who merely show signs of ‘respiratory illness.’"

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PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 31 news shows

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Fact-checking the Aug. 31 news shows

President Barack Obama said last week the United States doesn't yet have a military strategy to deal with the Islamic State. So pundits made some suggestions.

Sunday news show preview for Aug. 31

Every Friday PunditFact gives you the first look at the 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.

The list is updated as shows announce their guests.

The VA story the networks didn't cover this week

Back in May, anyone who tuned in to almost any news show was guaranteed to hear about administrative delays that caused the deaths of 40 veterans at a VA hospital in Phoenix. A significant development in that story happened this week, but you likely missed it.

Fact-checking claims about race after Ferguson shooting

The shooting of 18-year-old African-American Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer has led to a broader discussion of race in America. PunditFact has recently fact-checked several claims centering on race.

 

Sunday news show preview

Every Friday PunditFact gives you the first look at the 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.

The list is updated as shows announce their guests.

 

Happy birthday, PolitiFact! PolitiFact turns 7

To celebrate, we recap our most popular fact-checks of the past year from PolitiFact and PunditFact. And we'll eat some cake. 

When the U.S. goes to war, TV networks call on the warheads

A group of military analysts decipher U.S. military analysts for TV viewers, but who exactly are they? PunditFact wanted to find out.

The Internet's overreach on the Ebola outbreak

As the Ebola outbreak grows in Africa, misinformation about the epidemic is spreading about the crisis here in America.

 

PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 10 shows

The Sunday shows debated the decision of President Barack Obama to conduct airstrikes in Iraq.

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