Friday, October 24th, 2014

All stories featuring Lawrence O'Donnell

Lawrence O'Donnell claim about GI Bill/welfare fueled No. 3 fact check of 2012

A promotional spot for Lawrence O'Donnell's MSNBC program stirred our interest after O'Donnell said critics likened the original GI Bill to welfare. Our plunge into post-war history led to a fact check that ranked high among the year's reader favorites.

Mailbag: "Do you even check your own facts?"

Our checks of claims by Lamar Smith and Lawrence O'Donnell drew emails from readers. Let's sample the mailbag.

MSNBC host O'Donnell mostly wrong on GI Bill being called welfare

In a much-aired advertisement, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell forcefully says critics called the GI Bill welfare. That’s not quite so.