Rachel Maddow vs. PolitiFact: A history

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In tonight’s Rewrite, Lawrence responded to PolitiFact’s claim that one of his ”Lean Forward” ads about the G.I. bill and welfare is “mostly false.” Instead of delving into a long and thorough defense of the world “welfare,” Lawrence left that to his esteemed colleague, Rachel Maddow.

On her show tonight, Rachel launched into a crippling take-down of PolitiFact — even saying that if the site doesn’t correct the claim — they should be no more. You can watch that right here:

 

Of course this is not the first time Rachel has taken on PolitiFact — a site that says it’s goal is to “sort out the truth in politics.” Below are links to the rest of her critiques of the website. Enjoy these segments and on behalf of Lawrence and the Last Word team. We are very grateful to Rachel and her brilliance.

  • February 14, 2012: Rachel takes on Politifact’s for defending Rubio’s claim that most Americans are conservative.
  • January 26, 2012: PolitFact and their false claims concerning the 2012 State of The Union.
  • February 25, 2011: Rachel says PolitiFact has no “mastery of fact.”

— By David Spencer Seconi

Rachel Maddow vs. PolitiFact: A history

Updated