TULSA, Oklahoma — It all started with a tailgate. Well, kind of.
“The genesis of the idea came from a brainstorming meeting in Washington, D.C., in early February,” said Aaron Sharockman, executive director of PolitiFact. “It was really kind of an idea that we should just go to a tailgate — go to a college football game and say we’re there — and draw a crowd and talk to people.”
Their goal: travel beyond big metropolitan areas and interact with skeptical media consumers in Trump country.