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Danny Matteson


A connoisseur of fine dunks with an unusually high tolerance for SyFy originals, Danny is a multimedia journalist with an affinity for stories — be they science, health, tech, innovation — that exemplify the finer points of human creativity and ingenuity. Or, if that’s not available, memes and Florida crime stories will do. When not at work he can be found debating the finer points of dramatic television shows and watching basketball — normally with his cat.

  Recent Work
CBP agent making an arrest.

Did Sections Of The Border Wall Cause A 90% Drop In Arrests? Not Quite

Sen. Cory Booker
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Cory Booker Incorrectly Says Trump Cut Terror Investigation Funding

President Donald Trump leads a meeting with his cabinet members.
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How Does Turnover In Trump's White House Compare To Other Presidents?

Charter school classroom
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West Virginia Senator Flubs In Linking Charter Schools And ACT Scores

President Trump arrives in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
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Trump Wildly Inflates Money Puerto Rico Got For Hurricane Recovery

Pete Buttigieg
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Americans' Income Hasn't Been As Stagnant As Pete Buttigieg Said

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers
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An ICE Detainer Doesn't Hold The Same Weight As A Warrant

John Hickenlooper
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Hickenlooper Says Pot Use Didn't 'Spike' After Colorado Legalization

Border wall construction and website
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No, The Border Wall Wouldn't Cost Less Than The Obamacare Website

American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8
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737 MAX Pilot: We're Not Taking Boeing At Its Word

Copies of White House's fiscal year 2020 budget
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Does Trump Want To 'Slash' Health Care To Pay For Tax Cuts?

Elementary school classroom
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No, Third-Grade Test Scores Aren't Used To Predict Prison Populations

President Donald Trump with Sens. Mitch McConnell and Roy Blunt
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Saying The Mueller Report 'Exonerated' Trump May Be Premature

Wisconsin Capitol building.
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Wisconsin GOP Flubs In Comparing Veteran And Immigrant Tuition Rates

Beto O'Rourke
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Breaking Down A Political Ad Targeting Beto O'Rourke's Past

Paul Manafort and his attorney Kevin Downing
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Manafort's Lawyer Falsely Says Judges Ruled There Was No Collusion

Sen. James Lankford
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Calculating Federal Tax Revenue Isn't As Simple As Sen. Lankford Says

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee
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Gov. Inslee Oversimplified Statistic About Washington's Air Quality

Immigrants leave federal courthouse
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Trump Inaccurately Says Almost All Immigrants Skip Their Hearings

Pregnant woman gets an ultrasound
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Gillibrand Highlights Racial Disparity In Pregnancy-Related Deaths

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No, The Green New Deal Isn't Trying To Put An End To Air Travel

Wall construction in Santa Teresa, New Mexico
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Trump Highlights New Mexico Wall Construction But Omits Key Details

Man in handcuffs
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Wisconsin Governor Makes Wildly Inaccurate Claim About Drug Offenders

Sen. Bernie Sanders
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Canada's Health Care System Doesn't Cover As Much As Sanders Claims

Brown water flows from faucet
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More Than 1 Million Californians Don't Have Safe Drinking Water

President Donald Trump
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President Trump's Claim About Uncontrolled Chain Migration Is Wrong

U.S. Treasury check
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Debunking The Link Between Refund Checks And Total Taxes Paid

Campaign ad for Chicago Mayor's race.
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Chicago Mayoral Campaign Ad Deceives Voters With Selective Editing

Sen. Cory Booker.
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Data Doesn't Back Up Cory Booker's Comment On Lowering Medicare Age

El Paso, Texas skyline.
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Data Doesn't Back Up Trump's Claim About Crime Rates In El Paso