After the Fact

J.K. Rowling

Rowling apologizes, deletes incorrect tweets about Trump

After this fact-check was published, Rowling tweeted a four-part message apologizing for her error and noting she would delete her prior comments.

"Re: my tweets about the small boy in a wheelchair whose proferred hand the president appeared to ignore in press footage, multiple sources have informed me that that was not a full or accurate ...

Joy Reid

Joy Reid tweets correction to her mistake on Georgia district

After our article appeared, Reid tweeted the following correction: "Correcting this tweet: Trump won GA 06 by 1.5; Price by 23. Thanks to all the tweeps who caught my mistake. Multibrains are better than 1! :-)"

Paul Ryan

Ryan's office responds to "flip-flop" charge

After our story was published, Ryan’s office responded to our inquiry. His office noted that the bill -- minus three pages worth of amendment text -- was scored by CBO not once but twice, on March 13 and 23. And with a third CBO score coming before a Senate vote, the office argued, lawmakers who voted for it will "own" ...

Hugh Hewitt

Hewitt responds

After this fact-check posted, Hewitt responded to our report in a series of tweets. Hewitt claimed that we did not attempt to contact him. (We did.)

"You just tweeted out a lie that you contacted my booker. To whom and how did you ‘reach out.’  Just a lie. I was on @Twitter all afternoon," Hewitt wrote.

Here’s a copy of ...

Donald Trump

White House releases list of terrorist attacks it considers under-covered

Later that day, on Air Force One, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump had meant to say that terrorist attacks didn't get enough attention. "He felt that members of media don't always cover some of those events to the extent that other events might get covered," Spicer said. The White House released a timeline of terrorist attacks that occurred ...