Archive/Interviews

Hillary Clinton on ‘Campaign HQ with David Plouffe’

We have transcribed parts of two segments of a David Plouffe podcast (alternative link) featuring a Hillary Clinton interview. The segments provide critical context for a fact check conducted by fact-checking organization Lead Stories. We cite fair use as our justification for producing these transcripts. The transcripts are tagged as resource pages and are not set for indexing by search…
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Email outreach to PolitiFact’s Jon Greenberg, July 28, 2019

On July 24, 2019 PolitiFact published a fact check of Republican John Ratcliffe’s claim that Special Counsel Robert Mueller did not follow the special counsel regulations. The PolitiFact fact check, by Jon Greenberg, said PolitiFact found no legal scholar who agreed with Ratcliffe. Before reading Greenberg’s fact check, we were aware that respected author and former federal prosecutor Andrew C….
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Complaint to the International Fact-Checking Network regarding PolitiFact, June 20, 2019 (Updated x2)

On June 20, 2019 Zebra Fact Check sent a complaint about PolitiFact to the International Fact-Checking Network about PolitiFact’s failure to fix an obvious error in a PolitiFact Oregon fact check concerning Social Security. Zebra Fact Check used the example as a failure of PolitiFact’s commitment to an open and honest corrections policy. The text of the complaint follows in…
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Complaint to the International Fact-Checking Network regarding PolitiFact, June 13, 2019

One June 13, 2019, Zebra Fact Check submitted a complaint to the International Fact-Checking Network noting PolitiFact made no changes to a false statement on its website after Zebra Fact Check pointed out the problem about a week earlier. The complaint counted PolitiFact’s inaction as a failure to adhere to an open and honest corrections policy. Update Oct. 9, 2019:…
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