Remember what the Truth-O-Meter really does
Says PolitiFact reported that "95 percent of what (Donald Trump) says is a lie."
— Politifact PunditFact on Monday, September 18th, 2017
Conservative/libertarian doctor group mostly polled its members
Say "71 percent of doctors say Hillary's health concerns are 'serious' and 'could be disqualifying.' "
— Politifact National on Monday, September 12th, 2016
Bet Obama doesn't think so
Says President Barack Obama got "a pass" over controversal remarks by Rev. Jeremiah Wright, while a 12-year-old speech by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has blown up into a national story.
— Politifact PunditFact on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
Not pulled out of thin air, but not accurate
"Fox admits they lie" and, under the First Amendment, "have the right to lie or deliberately distort news reports on public airwaves."
— Politifact PunditFact on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Liberals have the same gripe
Liberals have figured out a Facebook algorithm and "all the people getting banned from Facebook are somehow conservatives."
— Politifact PunditFact on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
No rip-off here
Says "Barack Obama has gone from blaming George W. Bush to plagiarizing George W. Bush."
— Politifact PunditFact on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
No sanctuary from the facts
"Under Mayor Cicilline, [Providence] was a sanctuary city."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, November 24th, 2013
Using old numbers tips this claim over the edge
"The number of Americans who receive means-tested government benefits -- welfare -- now outnumbers those who are year-round full-time workers."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
Top chef retweeted claim that cooked the books
Says under President Barack Obama, the debt increased by 23 percent, which was less than under any president going back to Ronald Reagan.
— Politifact National on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
So far, no there, there
"As a result of Obamacare, we are becoming something of a part-time employment country."
Actually, well over half
"1 percent of candidates that (the National Rifle Association) endorsed in 2012 won."
— Politifact PunditFact on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
Wrong on multiple levels
"More Americans receive food aid than work in (the) private sector."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
A valid concern, incorrectly described
Under President Barack Obama, "8.3 (million) fewer Americans are working today than there were four years ago."
— Politifact National on Friday, January 25th, 2013
What about the two dozen states before Rhode Island?
"One of the first states in the union to pass a voter ID bill was Rhode Island, 85 percent Democratic legislature."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
Not even in extreme cases
"If you make more than $250,000 a year … you only really take home about $125,000."
— Politifact National on Monday, July 16th, 2012
Law factors in weekends, holidays
Under Florida’s voting law, a requirement to turn in voter registrations within 48 hours "makes it impossible to meet the deadline if you’re working right to the end of the week."
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
Actually, the poverty rate has fallen, and plummeted for some groups
Since 1965, the United States has spent "untold trillions" yet the poverty rate hasn’t budged.
— Politifact National on Friday, July 29th, 2011
The data is much more contradictory
"Who are the most consistently misinformed media viewers? … Fox viewers, consistently, every poll."
— Politifact National on Monday, June 20th, 2011
Poll data is scarce, but evidence of wild unpopularity is even scarcer
The Massachusetts health care plan is "wildly unpopular" among state residents.
— Politifact National on Monday, May 16th, 2011
The $15,000 goes toward buying an insurance plan -- it's not a cap on medical spending
Under a proposal by Rep. Paul Ryan, people on Medicare will only have $15,000 from the federal government to spend on their health care.
— Politifact National on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011