FactCheck.org yesterday recorded its best day so far in terms of unique visits -- 82,000 -- a figure undoubtedly driven by the Florida primary, the State of the Union address and a tightening of the Democratic and Republican primary contests. Traffic to the site for January will easily exceed 1.5 million, a big jump from December's 874,000, according to FactCheck director Brooks Jackson.
And this doesn't even count readership on Newsweek.com, which re-posts FactCheck articles on its own site.
FactCheck's subscriber base also is growing. An email alert of a new article, sent Jan. 3, went out to 65,674 readers; last night's email alert was sent to 67,136 readers.