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PolitiFact

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PolitiFact is a project of the St. Petersburg Times to help you find the truth in politics. Every day, reporters and researchers from the Times examine statements by members of Congress, the president, cabinet secretaries, lobbyists, people who testify before Congress and anyone else who speaks up in Washington. We research their statements and then rate the accuracy on our Truth-O-Meter – True, Mostly True, Half True, Barely True and False. The most ridiculous falsehoods get our lowest rating, Pants on Fire. We also rate the consistency of public officials on our Flip-O-Meter ... More » (Source: PolitiFact)

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Media: Online
Audience: (English)
Scope: National
Political Viewpoint: Neutral viewpoint
Research Help
Location: 490 First Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL, 33701, US
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Edited By: Kaizar Campwala
Last Edit: Apr 17, 2009 - 8:40 AM PDT
Story Stats
Top Topics: Politics (165), U.S. (149), Obama Administration (64), Business (61), Health (42), Health Care (41), Media (37), Presidential Election 2012 (36), Media and Politics (33), U.S. Congress (29), Republicans (26), World (23), Presidential Election 2008 (21), U.S. Economy (21), Taxes (20)...
Top Authors: Angie Drobnic Holan (43), Louis Jacobson (37), Bill Adair (26), Becky Bowers (16), Molly Moorhead (11), Amy Sherman (6), Jon Greenberg (6), Robert Farley (5), Greg Borowski (3), Alexander Lane (3), Steve Contorno (3), Aaron Sharockman (3), Katie Sanders (3), Tom Kertscher (2), Angie Drobnoc Holan (1)...
Top Formats: Fact Check (101), News Analysis (44), Special Report (9), Research (6), News (2), Investigative Report (2), Opinion (2), Editorial (2), News Report (1), Statement (1)
 

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Overall Rating
3.8

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from 568 story reviews
Quality
3.8
Facts
4.0
Fairness
3.9
Information
3.8
Insight
3.8
Sourcing
3.9
Style
3.8
Accuracy
3.8
Balance
3.5
Context
3.8
Depth
3.5
Enterprise
3.5
Expertise
3.6
Originality
3.7
Relevance
3.9
Transparency
3.8
Responsibility
3.8
Popularity
3.6
Recommendation
3.8
Credibility
3.8
# Reviews
2.8
# Views
5.0
# Likes
1.0
# Emails
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