True or False: PolitiFact Texas
There are just a few days left in the Texas Legislative session, and lawmakers are scrambling to finalize a host of bills before the break on May 30. Keeping track of who said what about which issue has been the Austin American-Statesman’s Politifact Texas. KUT’s Emily Donahue spoke with Austin American-Statesman political reporter Gardner Selby to talk about the system that’s been holding politicians accountable this session.
Here’s how it works. Members of PolitiFact Texas nail down what a politician has said then conduct thorough research as to how true that statement is. A comment can be true, false, somewhere in between, or even “pants on fire.”
The system, which has been around since January 2010, has focused a lot on Governor Rick Perry this session. To find out how he scored overall and to hear more about PolitiFact Texas, click the audio above. You can see more fact checks at statesman.com and at politifacttexas. com. The project is also on Facebook and Twitter.