Sunday, September 21st, 2014

All stories featuring George Will

Turning it over to readers

We hear regularly from PolitiFact Wisconsin readers, so we decided it's time to give them some space. Here's the debut of our Mailbag.

George Will “hearts” Rick Perry

Over lunch with Gov. Rick Perry in San Antonio, conservative pundit George Will developed a column extolling Perry’s potential as a presidential aspirant — and plowed into turf we’d previously worked ...

Fact-checking the pundits on Wisconsin's budget

We look at what's being said about the budget controversy in Wisconsin.

Truth-O-Meter stuck on Half True

The Truth-O-Meter spent much of the past week stuck on Half True. Hope as we might that politicians and pundits would be beacons of truth, they struggled to get things right on everything from mammograms to the federal budget. In one case, both Democrats and Republicans fumbled on the same issue: foreign money in U.S. elections. And in one case -- taxes -- a Republican got it mostly right. Want to comment on our rulings? Try us on Facebook or Twitter. Here's how things went down: 

The facts on foreign money in the 2010 campaign

President Barack Obama finds a target for his speculation about foreign money being used for attack ads against Democrats: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. But George Will counters that it's no different than AFL-CIO. We check the facts.  

Pondering the perfect game of 1956

The baseball fans here at PolitiFact couldn't resist fact-checking pundit George Will's description of Don Larsen's perfect game.

Fact-checking national security on 'This Week'

We've checked statements from Rudy Giuliani, Joe Lieberman and George Will.

Checking George Will on birds and wind turbines

The conservative columnist says more birds die daily from colliding with wind turbines than will die from the gulf oil spill.

Arizona immigration law fact-checked

We wade into the debate sparked by Arizona's new and controversial immigration law.

Checking the pundits

We examine claims by pundits and talk show hosts and find Rachel Maddow was wrong about Sarah Palin, that George Washington didn't speak of God the way Rush Limbaugh claimed, and that George Will was right about troubled assets.