Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

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

Mostly True

An unscientific poll, but nothing out there better

Mostly True

Adds a new angle to the Happy Meal

False

Not if you read the WSJ editorial

Half-True

Ignores that whites far outnumber blacks

Recent stories from Jon Greenberg

A PolitiFact video for PolitiFact's redesign

This video explains some of the new features of PolitiFact's redesign.

Sunday news show preview for Sept. 14

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.

Fact-checking the latest claims about the Islamic State

In light of President Barack Obama's speech about Islamic State on Wednesday night, we review some of our recent fact-checks. 

Sunday news show preview for Sept. 7

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.

Claims about McDonald's hit the Truth-O-Meter

Internet claims about the Golden Arches soared around social media ahead of a planned Sept. 4 strike by fast food workers in support of a $15 hourly wage and union rights. Is it really more profitable to work at a McDonald's in Copenhagen over Cleveland?

Fact-checking claims about the Islamic State

The violent terrorist group that calls itself the Islamic State is eliciting fear from all corners of the world after its brutal advances through Iraq this summer, including the slaughter of religious minorities and soldiers and the video-recorded beheadings of two American journalists.

PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 31 news shows

Pundits and policitians offered their opinions on how the United States should handle the Islamic State.

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.