From the folks who brought you Politifraud (Politifact),here comes PunditFact. Actually, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's version of Politijoke has already been evaluating the statements of radio talkers and other pundits. Now, The Tampa Bay Times will have a separate product for "talking heads."
Allegedly this effort will evaluate statements by pundits presented as fact, not opinion. Here's a few hunches.
- Rush Limbaugh will be featured more often than any other pundit, followed by Sean Hannity and Mark Levin
- Statements that are really opinion from the above three will often be evaluated as if they are statements of fact and then "proven false."
- No statements by conservative talk show hosts will be rated true.
- Few, if any, statements by liberal pundits will be rated as false.