Navigation Links
PolitiFact Names 'Death Panels' Claim the Lie of the Year
Date:12/20/2009

Political fact-checking site deems Sarah Palin’s ‘death panel’ claim as the year’s biggest lie. Finalist for biggest lies also include claims by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

Washington (PRWEB) December 20, 2009 -- PolitiFact.com, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking Web site of the St. Petersburg Times, has named Sarah Palin's claim about "death panels" the 2009 Lie of the Year.

The editors and reporters of PolitiFact chose the death panels claim from eight finalists that included other prominent claims rated “False” or “Pants on Fire” on by the Truth-O-Meter. The finalists included President Barack Obama's claim that preventive health care saves money, Vice President Joe Biden's claim that “when one person sneezes, it goes all the way through the aircraft,” and conservative talk show host Glenn Beck's claim that President Obama's science adviser supported forced abortions and sterilants in drinking water.

“Death panels” was also the top choice in a survey of PolitiFact readers. More than 60 percent chose it as the Lie of the Year.

Palin's claim was one of 155 that earned a False or Pants on Fire rating on PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter. The False and Pants on Fire items accounted for 36 percent of the 428 claims PolitiFact examined during the year.

“We had plenty of falsehoods to choose from,” said Bill Adair, editor of PolitiFact and Washington Bureau Chief of the St. Petersburg Times. "Our Truth-O-Meter was working overtime to keep up with all the misstatements."

About PolitiFact
PolitiFact.com was launched in 2007 to fact-check the presidential campaign.

In 2009, the site began fact-checking pundits and talk show hosts and a new feature, the Obameter, was added to track President Obama's 500-plus campaign promises.

It has received numerous awards, including the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.

The site is a product of the St. Petersburg Times, Florida’s largest newspaper with an average circulation of has an average circulation of 370,050 Sunday and 270,147 daily (ABC publisher’s statement 9/27/09). Considered one of the top 10 newspapers in the country, the newspaper has eight Pulitzer Prizes to its name, including two 2009 Pulitzer Prizes.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/politifactlieoftheyear/sarahpalinclaim/prweb3367334.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. ThermoGenesis Corp. Names Healthcare Industry Executive Craig Moore to Board of Directors
2. Chiltern Names Dr. Sharon Moore as Executive VP, Global Quality & Medical Affairs
3. VHA Names LocumTenens.com as Preferred Physician Staffing Vendor
4. Hazelden Names Leadership Team for New Recovery Center in Naples, Florida
5. Moravia Worldwide Names George Krawczyk as Sales Director for Ireland and UK
6. VHA Names Jackson Healthcare as Preferred Physician Staffing Vendor
7. HCA Names Joe Sowell Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer
8. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing Names New Editor
9. Speedus Corp. Names Stephen X. Graham to Board of Directors
10. Texas State University Names Developer of ALKA-V6 Compound to Board of Advisors
11. Medical Transcription Services Provider, MxSecure Names Healthcare IT Expert Mark McLaughlin New Chief Technology Officer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
PolitiFact Names 'Death Panels' Claim the Lie of the Year
(Date:3/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... Nursing Society (ONS) wanted to create a communications platform that positions them as ... goal, Elliance and ONS reinvented their online publication as an always-on, always-fresh news, ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... On ... Advanced ERISA Benefit Claims Litigation seminar in Chicago, Illinois. She will present ... majority of cases litigated under ERISA involve claims for long-term disability benefits. ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... ... Viewers who like to educate themselves on current issues and who enjoy ... societal issues tend to appreciate and love the "Informed" series, hosted by Rob Lowe. ... for causes around the world. , Running for charity has become a ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Southlake, Texas (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 ... ... make 2017 the year of enhancements, upgrading their training and leads programs. , ... Empower University. Reserved for elite sales agents, Performance Partners is designed to teach ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... “Finding ... God #TruthwithGrace”: a devotional journal chronicling the writer’s path toward true communion with ... Walk with God #TruthwithGrace” is the creation of published author Lea Michelle Johnson, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... KNOXVILLE, Tenn. , March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... ("Provectus" or the "Company"), a clinical-stage oncology and ... previously announced Definitive Financing Commitment Term Sheet (the ... with a group of the Company,s stockholders, who ... "PRH Group" in a Form 8-K filed with ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... March 23, 2017 The key factors ... increasing diabetic population, accelerating economic growth and increasing healthcare expenditure. ... are higher life expectancy of ESRD patients, rising demand for ... However, the expansion of the market is hindered by high ... ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... -- As a result of diagnostic technology increasing ... allergic diseases, cutting edge developments in targeted drugs ... in which pharmaceutical and biotech companies are addressing ... both a high quality meeting and a platform ... research scholars and doctors. The event will also ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: