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PolitiFact goes big time with appearance on Colbert Report

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From Eric Deggans: He hardly got a word in around host Stephen Colbert‘s artful ribbing about a Sunday politics show daring to check its guests’ facts. But PolitiFact editor Bill Adair still lodged an amazing milestone, joining ABC This Week interim host Jake Tapper on the Colbert Report Wednesday to take a few good-natured shots on the partnership that has seen the St. Petersburg Times‘ factchecking Web site take on the Sunday TV political establishment. “I don’t care about facts; I…

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‘Every elected official in America ought to face the Truth-O-Meter’

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American Journalism Review slurps PolitiFact: Every elected official in America ought to face the Truth-O-Meter,” says PolitiFact creator and Editor Bill Adair. On March 1, PolitiFact launched its second state spinoff in Florida as the Sunshine State’s races for governor and U.S. Senate begin to heat up. The St. Petersburg Times-owned Web site has been scrutinizing and evaluating the public pronouncements of national politicians since 2007. “It’s a really good match for Florida politics, and it’s the right time,” says…

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‘Every elected official in America ought to face the Truth-O-Meter’

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American Journalism Review slurps PolitiFact: “Every elected official in America ought to face the Truth-O-Meter,” says PolitiFact creator and Editor Bill Adair. On March 1, PolitiFact launched its second state spinoff in Florida as the Sunshine State’s races for governor and U.S. Senate begin to heat up. The St. Petersburg Times-owned Web site has been scrutinizing and evaluating the public pronouncements of national politicians since 2007. “It’s a really good match for Florida politics, and it’s the right time,” says…

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No surprises from local newspapers: St. Pete Times plans to syndicate PolitiFact, Tribune sees ad revenues firming

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Two blurbs about the local newspapers come as no surprise. First, The St. Petersburg Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Politifact project is reportedly about to announce a syndication deal with several newspapers. Politico.com reports that the fact-checking site, which drew accolades for its work during the 2008 campaign — as well as the 2009 Pulitzer for national reporting — has continued to demonstrate its fact-checking skills well beyond the presidential race. “The intensity of the campaign really didn’t end,” Times Washington, D.C.,…

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