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Lie of the Year

Jason Linkins

Ebola Panic Wins 'Lie Of The Year,' But The Real Culprit Goes Free | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

As is their wont, the folks at PolitiFact have gone back and conducted a thorough review of a year of lies and falsehoods to offer readers their "Lie ...

Here's How Rand Paul And Other Politicians Contributed To The 'Lie Of The Year'

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

Remember when Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) suggested that you could get Ebola at a cocktail party? Now, Paul and several other politicians are getting ca...


The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.13.2013 | Media

Fact-checking website PolitiFact is out with the latest edition of its "Lie of the Year." In 2013, the dubious prize went to President Obama for his w...

Jason Linkins

Politifact Awards 'Lie Of The Year' To Romney Jeep Ad | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

We have come to the end of another year, and so it is once again time for PolitiFact to tell us what the 2012 "Lie Of The Year" is. For me, it's prett...

PolitiFact Defends Its 'Lie Of The Year'

PolitiFact | Posted 02.21.2012 | Media

At a Republican campaign rally a few years ago, I asked one of the attendees how he got his news....

PolitiFact Doubles Down On Epic 'Lie Of The Year' Disaster

Slate | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

After this week, plenty of pundits are well and done with the national version of PolitiFact. The local versions? They're great. I was actually pretty...

Politifact's Road To Salvation

Dan Froomkin | Posted 02.20.2012 | Media
Dan Froomkin

Yesterday, I sent an email to Politifact editor Bill Adair, expressing my horror over his group's decision to designate "Republicans voted to kill Medicare" as the "lie of the year." Today, I'm sending him a draft of what I imagine his explanation should look like.

Politifact Reveals 'Lie Of The Year'

Politifact | Bill Adair & Angie Drobnic Holan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The line stuck. By the time the health care bill was headed toward passage in early 2010, Obama and congressional Democrats had sanded down their prog...

PolitiFact's 'Lie Of The Year': Death Panels

PolitiFact | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Of all the falsehoods and distortions in the political discourse this year, one stood out from the rest. "Death panels." The claim set political...