Latest False Fact-checks on Rachel Maddow Rachel Maddow stated on July 13, 2015 in a television show: Under Scott Walker, "the Wisconsin middle class is shrinking at a faster rate than any other state in the country." Rachel Maddow stated on June 3, 2014 in comments on "The Rachel Maddow Show": "The Pentagon made up" the since-debunked heroics of POW Jessica Lynch as she tried to avoid capture in Iraq. Rachel Maddow stated on February 17, 2011 in a segment on her television talk show: "Despite what you may have heard about Wisconsin’s finances, Wisconsin is on track to have a budget surplus this year." Rachel Maddow stated on December 15, 2010 in an interview on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman: Fox News "said the New Black Panther Party decided the election for Barack Obama." Rachel Maddow stated on October 22, 2009 in "The Rachel Maddow" show: "President Bush never did one interview with the New York Times during his entire presidency." Rachel Maddow stated on April 6, 2009 in an episode of her MSNBC show: Gov. Sarah Palin "got precisely zero support for her call for Alaska's Democratic Senator Mark Begich to resign because Ted Stevens' corruption conviction was overturned."