Fact-checking 2016: This is gonna be messy

Editor's note: PolitiFact editor Angie Holan wrote this op-ed column for our home newspaper, the Tampa Bay Times, explaining PolitiFact's approach to 2016 fact-checking.  One candidate is so calculated in how she parses facts, people see her at best as secretive and at worst as a liar. The other candidate is so careless with facts, people see him at best as an entertainer and at worst as a liar. This is 2016, and it’s gonna be messy. I'm hearing a lot these days from longtime followers and newcomers to PolitiFact who have strong ideas about how the candidates should be covered. One reader dismissed … >>More
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