Articles from August, 2010

Readers give us our first report card

It's been almost two months since we launched PolitiFact Rhode Island. In that time, we've put 31 claims from politicians, talk-show hosts and others to the Truth-O-Meter test. We've tried hard to help readers sort fact from fiction in politics. And we know we'll be even busier as the primary and general election campaigns reach the boiling point. The politicians are certainly paying attention. Several have cited us during debates and other appearances; at least one is using a PolitiFact item in his campaign mailings. Our readers are paying attention as well. Some have thanked us for our work; others have criticized our conclusions or accused us of going too far or not far enough. Here's what a few of them had to say.