MSNBC hosts Lawrence O’Donnell and Rachel Maddow reacted to a recent rating by fact-checking organization Politifact during their MSNBC shows Monday night.
On Friday, Politifact rated a claim O’Donnell made in an MSNBC “Lean Forward” ad as “mostly false.” In the ad, O’Donnell discussed the 1944 passing of the GI Bill and said that critics of the bill “called it welfare.”
Politifact rated the claim as mostly false. “There were concerns aired as Congress debated the matter that the unemployment benefits would lead some beneficiaries to laze around. But we ultimately found no evidence of critics referring to the GI Bill as welfare. O’Donnell’s claim rates Mostly False,” Politifact stated.