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Jonathan Gruber mentions: Fox News 779, MSNBC 79

This story originally appeared on the PunditFact website. Poynter.org is republishing with permission. Coverage of a 2013 video showing MIT professor and Obamacare adviser Jonathan Gruber talking about the "stupidity" of American voters has varied greatly by cable network, a review of closed captioning information shows. How varied? Since Nov. 10, Fox News Channel has referenced Gruber at … Read More
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A fact-checker’s toast to ‘Crossfire’

This story originally appeared on the PunditFact website. Poynter.org is republishing with permission. The CNN show "Crossfire," which debuted Sept. 9, 2013, is on "indefinite hiatus," according to published reports. After an eight-year hiatus, a revamped Crossfire was tapped to help launch a new era for CNN that focused less on news and more on the political back-and-forth … Read More
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Fact-checking the war comparisons between Obama and Bush

This story originally appeared on the PunditFact website. Poynter.org is republishing with permission. The irony of President Barack Obama, Nobel Prize winner and putative anti-war candidate, launching extensive airstrikes in Syria, quickly led to comparisons with his predecessor, President George W. Bush. President Barack Obama walks with former President George W. Bush during the unveiling of his official … Read More
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Fact-checking claims about domestic violence, Ray Rice

This story originally appeared on the PunditFact website. Poynter.org is republishing with permission. The release of a video showing NFL running back Ray Rice striking his now-wife in an Atlantic City, N.J., casino elevator revived conversations about domestic violence on politics and sports shows alike. This week, PunditFact and PolitiFact checked three claims about the prevalence of domestic violence … Read More
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Fact-checking claims about the Islamic State

This story originally appeared on the PunditFact website. Poynter.org is republishing with permission. The violent terrorist group that calls itself the Islamic State is eliciting fear from all corners of the world after its brutal advances through Iraq this summer, including the slaughter of religious minorities and soldiers and the video-recorded beheading … Read More
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The VA story the networks didn't cover this week

This story originally appeared on the PunditFact website. Poynter.org is republishing with permission. Back in May, anyone who tuned in to almost any news show was guaranteed to hear about administrative delays that caused the deaths of 40 veterans at a VA hospital in Phoenix. Sometimes, the charge was softened a bit and news anchors talked about how … Read More
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Fact-checking claims about race after Ferguson shooting

This story originally appeared on the PunditFact website. Poynter.org is republishing with permission. The shooting of 18-year-old African-American Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer has led to a broader discussion of race in America. PunditFact has recently fact-checked several claims centering on race. No. 1 cause of death for young black men Fox pundit … Read More
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