Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
Greenberg

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.

Email: jgreenberg@politifact.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Jon Greenberg

Half-True

Most mutations go nowhere

Mostly False

Small changes in just a few states

False

Social science without the science

Half-True

Obscures the broader Muslim condemnation of 9/11

Mostly False

7 would be more accurate, maybe more

Recent stories from Jon Greenberg

A few words to those who think George Will was right about Ebola going airborne through a sneeze

Some folks say we got it wrong on our recent fact-check of George Will. See our response. Also on PunditFact: • Revisiting Reza Aslan's response to Bill Maher about female gender mutilation • Top 5 falsehoods about Ebola • Fact-checking Fox, MSNBC and CNN: PunditFact's network scorecards  

PunditFact fact-checks the Oct. 19 news shows

One pundit criticized the media for Ebola fear-mongering, another claimed the virus could spread through the air.   • PolitiFact Wisconsin: Fact-checking Friday's governor's debate •  Reviewing the numbers on Ebola vaccine research and NIH funding cuts • Top 5 falsehoods about Ebola

Fact-checking the Oct. 19 news shows

One pundit criticized the media for Ebola fear-mongering, another claimed the virus could spread through the air.   • A few words to those who think George Will was right about Ebola going airborne through a sneeze • Top 5 falsehoods about Ebola • Fact-checking Fox, MSNBC and CNN: PunditFact's network scorecards

PunditFact fact-checks the Oct. 12 news shows

The Sunday shows stoked fears that Ebola could spread further in the United States. • Candidates for governor debate in Florida, Wisconsin

Fact-checking the Oct. 12 news shows

The Sunday shows stoked fears that Ebola could spread further in the United States. • Fact-checking the fallout from Bill Maher's Muslim monologue • Fact-checking Fox, MSNBC and CNN: PunditFact's network scorecards  

PunditFact: Fact-checking the fallout from Bill Maher's Muslim monologue

The comments about Islam from comedian, social critic, atheist and cable talk show host Bill Maher continue to stir reactions across the TV dial and across the political spectrum.   • PolitiFact Florida previews the governor's debate between Charlie Crist and Rick Scott. • PolitiFact Wisconsin fact-checks TV ads about Gov. Scott Walker's position on abortion. • Sign up for the PolitiFact email newsletter.

Fact-checking the fallout from Bill Maher's Muslim monologue

The comments about Islam from comedian, social critic, atheist and cable talk show host Bill Maher continue to stir reactions across the TV dial and across the political spectrum.   • Fact-checking Fox, MSNBC and CNN: PunditFact's network scorecards • A fact-checker’s toast to ‘Crossfire’  

Fact-checking the Oct. 5 news shows

See our latest fact-checks from the Sundays news shows.

PunditFact fact-checks the Oct. 5 news shows

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., wanted to discuss the size of America's military.

Fact-checking claims about social justice, children

Pundits put the spotlight on hunger, child marriage and female genital mutilation.