Fact-Checking Sites: Truth-O-Meter   Politifact examines claims made by politicians, rating them on a scale ranging from "True" to "Pants On Fire." Similar in mission to Politifact, this service is from the Annenberg Public Policy Center at Univ. of Pennsylvania. If "rumor has it" that something is true, better check it on Snopes before you believe it.
The Fact Checker The Washington Post has its own fact-checking staff who award varying numbers of "Pinocchios" to those they believe have stretched, or ignored, the truth.
updated 9 Sept. 2012