Sarah Palin Wins PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year Award

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The voting wasn’t even close. Sarah Palin’s claim that the Democrat’s health care reform would create “death panels” was selected by 61% of respondents to PolitiFact’s inaugural “Lie of the Year” contest. No other distortion or half-truth came even close in the running, although there was no shortage of competitors.

 
First runner-up went to conservative talk show host Glenn Beck for his remark that John Holdren, President Barack Obama’s top science adviser, was proposing to force abortions “and putting sterilants in the drinking water to control population.”
 
Next in line was birther attorney Orly Taitz’s claim to have a copy of President Obama’s birth certificate from Kenya, purporting to show the commander-in-chief really wasn’t eligible to hold office after all.
 
Fourth place went to President Obama for his statement that “preventive care saves money,” A claim that is diputed by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
-Noel Brinkerhoff
 
PolitiFact's Lie of the Year: 'Death Panels' (by Angie Drobnic Holan, PolitiFact)
And the Runners-up ... (by Angie Drobnic Holan, PolitiFact)

Comments

songbird 12 years ago
Like we don't already have "death panels" a/k/a the average HMO? Drop coverage on any pretext, deny necessary treatment as "experimental", delay treatment so that the patient dies...Let doctors, not bureaucrats, amke the decisions.
James 12 years ago
Well, well..... giving Sarah Palin the Lie of the Year award for telling the truth about the "death panel" aka the Independent Medicare Advisory Board (now called the Independent Payment Advisory Board), which is a panel of bureaucrats charged with cutting health care costs on the backs of patients – also known as rationing. And now we know for a fact that Obama was a LIAR, just as Wilson said, when he said abortion not funded. Keep up the delusion... 2010 close at hand... adios liberals and left wing Democrats.

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