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FactCheck Mailbag, Week of Jan. 11-17


This week, readers sent us comments about the FactCheck Radio podcast going on hiatus as we move our offices from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia. We will still be publishing articles, wire items and Ask FactChecks on our site regularly, though.

In the FactCheck Mailbag, we feature some of the e-mail we receive. Readers can send comments to editor@factcheck.org. Letters may be edited for length.

We’re Still Here

I’ve enjoyed the radiocast of the exaggerations of both the DEMOCRATS and REPUBLICANS. I feel that playing what they have said, as opposed to just printing what they said, gives credit to you as a reporter of facts. Thank you and keep up the good work.

William Boyd
Asheville, N.C.

Thanks for giving us the truth, although as Ralph W. Emerson stated, absolutely everyone should be questioned. Ha! Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Get some intellectual rest.

Marjorie Edwards
Pensacola, Fla.

Does this mean FactCheck will be silent for several months? Say it ain’t so. Your voice is one of the all too few hints of sanity in the clamor of political mishmash. Please come back as soon as possible. We need you.

Eric Heimann
Palm Springs, Calif.

I liked FactCheck.org very much. You were fair in your dealings with both parties. You were a highlight of my week and I will miss you. Please hurry back.

Ro Blake
Sonoma, Calif.

I would suggest you change nothing about FactCheck, as you now do an excellent job of letting us know what the facts are, and thus let us decide by what we have read on your site. As you know, interpretation is always subjective, but at least we have a better chance with the facts as you present them to us!

And we thank you for that, and will miss you … and hope setting up and starting over in Philadelphia will be easy and run smoothly and FAST, FAST, FAST. …

With BIG appreciation for your emails,

Beverly Smith
Cottonwood, Ariz.

FactCheck.org responds: Our e-mail to subscribers last Friday led some to believe that the FactCheck.org website would be going on hiatus. We just wanted to clarify that this only applies to our podcast feature. We will still be publishing articles and other items on our site during our transition.