LYING LIARS: Stop The Insanity!



USA TODAY: Some August town hall meetings around the country have degenerated into furious shouting matches, driven by outrageous misinformation borne of many sources. The Internet spreads anonymous chain e-mails to a public that is both vulnerable and gullible. Groups with a financial or ideological interest give the rumors a boost. Talk radio provides an echo chamber for the demonizers. […] The distortions have become so numerous that they’ve often won’s “pants on fire” award (as in “liar, liar, pants on fire”). So in the interest of correcting some of the misinformation, here are a few truths that need to get moving: MORE

FOX NEWS: The Obama administration has launched a new Web site to battle what it calls “wild rumors” about the rclogo_1.jpghealth care reform plans being pushed through Congress — including an invitation for the public to tattle on any other “myths” they come across. It comes a week after the White House asked the public to send in “fishy” information about health care reform.  The Web site, activated Monday, uses the same set-up as the “Fight the Smears” page the Obama campaign maintained last year to battle rumors seen as potentially damaging to his candidacy.  The new “Reality Check” site features a half-dozen alleged rumors about health care reform, responding to them with videos of top aides rebutting them. MORE

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