It has been seven whole weeks now since the midterms, and – like you, perhaps – we’ve enjoyed watching football and “Glee” uninterrupted by campaign ads. But that doesn’t mean there’s no campaigning going on. Potential Republican presidential aspirants …
Both the Washington and Philadelphia offices of FactCheck.org will be closed from Dec. 24 through Monday, Jan. 3, in observance of Christmas and New Year’s. When we resume, we will [...]
In episode 42 of our podcast, we look back at the top chain e-mails of 2010. And yes, they were false. [podcast]http://origin.factcheck.org/Images/image/radio/FactCheckRadio_episode42.mp3[/podcast] For more on this episode, see: The Viral [...]
This week, readers sent us comments about chain e-mails and TSA, and wishes for happy holidays. In the FactCheck Mailbag, we feature some of the e-mail we receive. Readers can [...]
There’s a reason they call chain e-mails “viral” — their transmission is swift, extensive and very hard to stop. They tend to contain indignant, outraged messages that are nearly always false and often malicious. We can’t say exactly …
In episode 41 of our podcast, we give you some highlights from our post-election conference on political advertising by outside groups. [podcast]http://origin.factcheck.org/Images/image/radio/FactCheckRadio_episode41(2).mp3[/podcast] For more on this episode, see: Cash Attack [...]
Q: Did TSA confiscate nail clippers from a soldier returning on a military charter from Afghanistan, but allow him to keep his military weapon?
A: This tale from an anonymous source is an impossible fabrication. TSA doesn’t list nail clippers as prohibited items, doesn’t screen military charters arriving in Indianapolis, and has no access to the terminal in question.
Surprisingly – considering that the topic du jour was taxes, which means numbers – the flubs and fibs on the Dec. 12 talk shows were few, and relatively minor. Not [...]
This week, experts duked it out over federal pay, and readers weighed in as well. In the FactCheck Mailbag, we feature some of the e-mail we receive. Readers can send [...]
On Monday, FactCheck.org hosted a post-election conference on political advertising in the 2010 election by outside groups. Our liberal and conservative panelists played some TV ads to illustrate their points [...]