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Politifact.com editor Bill Adair tests out the Mr. Media-ometer

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Politifact.com editor Bill Adair holds President Obama’s feet to the fire! (Those are his feet, aren’t they, Bill?)

PolitiFactSt. Petersburg Times to help you find the truth in politics.

Every day, reporters and researchers from the Times examine statements by members of Congress, the president, cabinet secretaries, lobbyists, people who testify before Congress and anyone else who speaks up in Washington. They research their statements and then rate the accuracy on the Truth-O-Meter – True, Mostly True, Half True, Barely True and False. The most ridiculous falsehoods get Politifact’s lowest rating, Pants on Fire.

Politifact also rates the consistency of public officials on its Flip-O-Meter using three ratings: No Flip, Half Flip and Full Flop.

The site created the Obameter to help you assess the Obama presidency. Reporters have compiled a database of more than 500 individual promises that Barack Obama made during the campaign. They research and rate their status as No Action, Stalled or In the Works and then ultimately determine whether it earns a Promise Kept, Compromise or Promise Broken.

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