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Death Panels

Shouting Matches Between People, Straw Men at Town Halls

Ross Hyzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ross Hyzer

There are patriots among us who realize that a battle is raging. These foot soldiers of freedom have seized our town halls to loudly, incoherently speak truth to power.

Ezra Klein: Is The Government Going To Euthanize Your Grandmother?

Ezra Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin's belief that the House health-care reform bill would create "death panels" might be particularly extreme, but she's hardly the only perso...

Pro-Life Republican Behind So-Called "Death Panels"

Facing South | Sue Sturgis on August 10, 2009 2:11 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

[T]here is nothing resembling the alleged "death panel" in the health care reform plan. A spokesperson for Palin told ABC News that the former governo...

Right-Wing Terror Tactics: Here We Go Again!

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert D. Stolorow

Right-wing extremists and corporate propagandists are once again trying to incite the dread of collective retraumatization in their attempt to obstruct President Obama's plan for health-care reform.

Smile! You're on Deather Camera!

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

This is a fight to the death for Americans who can't afford premiums, can't afford drugs, and can't get insured. For them, it's not The Truman Show; it's a horror show.

The Media's Treatment of Palin's Outrageous "Death Panel" Claims

Howard Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Howard Dean

There is no truth now, nor has there ever been any truth to the idea that the government encourages euthanasia or infanticide. The media gives this claim credibility simply by repeating it.

Governor Palin's Crazed Health Care Rant: Blame the Washington Post

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dean Baker

The media have the time and the resources to know that when opponents of President Obama's plan talk about rationing, they are not telling the truth.

Sarah Palin Was Right! Exclusive Death Panel Footage!

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

Why didn't we listen?!? We have obtained footage of Barack Obama's Death Panel passing subjective judgment on Sarah Palin's parents and child. I warn you, the footage is shocking.

Death Panels Prove Barack Obama Murdered Vince Foster

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

The mystery is solved: Barack Obama murdered Vince Foster. It should have been obvious all along. Of course Hillary could not have murdered Vince F...

What Obama Needs to Learn from Sarah Palin

Robin Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robin Wells

The fight over health care reform is indeed a moral battle. No longer an issue of statistics and parliamentary maneuvers, it's moved to a higher level.

"Death panel" shaming works, but too late?

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

Good news -- widespread denunciation of the euthanasia/"death panel" myth as false by the press is prompting conservative elites to distance themselve...

NBC's flawed health care misperception poll

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

NBC released a health care poll (PDF) last night that deputy political director Mark Murray summarized in an article with the subhed "Misperceptions a...

Paula Abdul Appointed to Death Panel

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Just days after leaving her judge's post at "American Idol," singer Paula Abdul announced that her next gig will be serving on the nation's very first death panel.