Alec Dent

Alec Dent is the culture editor and a staff writer for The Dispatch. He is a graduate of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at UNC Chapel Hill, and previously oversaw The Dispatch's fact checking team.

Alec Dent

Fact Checking Claims That the Bidens Faked Celebrating Easter at the White House

Biden did not deliver an Easter address this year, and the White House Easter egg roll was documented live.

Give Me a Break

Why Hollywood needs to bring back the intermission.

An Intellectual Property-Free Multiverse

A review of 'Everything Everywhere All at Once.'

Fact Check: Are Tennessee Republicans Advancing a Bill That Would Allow Child Marriage?

The original bill to create a new kind of marriage contract did not have a minimum age requirement, but it has been amended.

Fact Check: Is The Babylon Bee a ‘Fake News’ Site?

A Miami Herald headline misrepresents the satire site—and contradicts its own article.

Fact Check: Did Donald Trump Build Up the Strategic Petroleum Reserves to ‘100% Full’?

At no point in his presidency was there a sustained increase in our stockpile.

Fact Checking Claims About GOP Senators Being ‘Loyal’ To Putin

A viral post features a graphic from a 2019 episode of Rachel Maddow’s show and is presented without context.