The talk-show fact checks generally are popular with readers. PunditFact gets a boost in readership when fact checks are posted late Sunday, Sharockman says, and another uptick when readers arrive at their offices on Monday morning. The Sunday fact checks “tend to be slightly more popular than an average check, but in many ways it depends on the content,” Sharockman says. Other fact checkers agreed. “The popularity depends on the person and/or the topic,” says Kiely. For instance, he noted, FactCheck.org “got 5,500 ‘likes’ for our recent piece on Dick Cheney’s comments about terrorism, but an item fact checking Harry Reid on the uninsured got just 907 ‘likes.’” (via Fact checking the fuzzy-fact-filled Sunday talk shows – American Press Institute)

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