Dear readers: For three years running, we have been voted the best political site on the Web in the annual Webby Awards competition. These awards, which have been called the […]
Those of you who follow FactCheck.org via RSS may have noticed some temporary glitches with the feed last night. Indeed, several of our more observant readers wrote to us to […]
You might have noticed that things look a little different around here. We’ve given the site a bit of a makeover. Some of the effects are pretty obvious, like the […]
We’re going to have to get a bigger trophy case. FactCheck.org’s 2008 election coverage has been selected by the Association for Women in Communications for one of its Clarion Awards. […]
You might have noticed that things look a little different around here. You’ve probably already noticed some of the cosmetic changes, like the rotating picture gallery on our homepage, where […]
We saw more aggressive fact-checking by journalists in this election than ever before. Unfortunately, as a post-election Annenberg Public Policy Center poll confirms, millions of voters were bamboozled anyway. More […]
I’ve noticed that chain e-mails, particularly those about politics, have a lot of things in common: urgent and frightening messages; spelling errors; a tendency to blame mainstream media for not […]
Have you heard about how Al Gore claimed to have invented the Internet? What about how Iraq was responsible for the attacks on the World Trade Center? Or maybe the […]
Here’s a fact that may surprise you: Candidates have a legal right to lie to voters just about as much as they want.
John Kerry has promised that, if elected, his economic policies will produce 10 million new jobs. Some FactCheck.org subscribers have asked us why we haven’t debunked that claim, given that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) counted only 8.4 million who were unemployed as of March.