Britten

Bob Britten is a teaching associate professor in the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University and is the faculty liaison for PolitiFact West Virginia.

Recent stories from Bob Britten

Fact-checking Jim Justice's state of the state address

Gov. Jim Justice delivered his third State of the State address tonight, proposing the elimination of a state tax on Social Security benefits, a 5 percent pay raise for state employees including teachers, and millions of dollars more for substance abuse and other social services. PolitiFact West Virginia took a look at the accuracy of a few of Justice’s statements in the speech. We will analyze additional statements from the speech in the coming days.

PolitiFact West Virginia's state of the state 2019

As Gov. Jim Justice prepares to deliver his State of the State address on Wednesday, PolitiFact West Virginia thought it would be worthwhile to take a look at the state of the state as seen through our recent fact-checks.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's rally in Huntington, W.Va.

Donald Trump continued his cross-country politicking on Nov. 2, just days before the midterm elections, with a stop in Huntington, W.Va., where he supported Patrick Morrisey, the Republican challenger to Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's rally in Wheeling, W.Va.

For the second time in two months, President Donald Trump traveled to friendly territory in West Virginia to hold one of his signature campaign rallies. At the rally, in Wheeling, W.Va., Trump boosted the candidacy of Patrick Morrisey, who is challenging U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat. Trump repeated many of his favorite applause lines from previous rallies, including praise for the state of the economy and shots at Democrats over immigration policy, gun control, and his tax law. Here are some of the lines from his speech, fact-checked.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's rally in Charleston, W.Va.

Just hours after courtroom setbacks for two once-close allies, Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump held a rally in Charleston, W.Va., a state he won by 42 points in the 2016 election.