December 27, 2010

Sarah Palin is the “Misinformer of the Year”

I can’t really say this is a surprise, but I’m glad to see that someone who pays attention to media agrees with what most of us already know: Sarah Palin wouldn’t know the truth if it came up and shot a moose in her backyard. Media Matters for America has labeled Palin “Misinformer of the Year,” citing everything from Death Panels to her “broad” experience in foreign policy that turned into no experience at all. Here’s what they had to say:

This year, we’ve chosen Sarah Palin — former half-term governor, current Fox News contributor and prolific Facebook user — as our Misinformer of the Year.

This year, Palin stood out for her sheer ability to dominate our national conversation and draw the attention of the entire news media to her factually challenged claims and vicious attacks. She has blurred the line completely between media figure and political activist.

From spreading lies about “death panels” to cropping Obama’s comments about “American exceptionalism,” from her comfortable perch at Fox News to her self-promoting books and reality show, Palin has truly broken new ground in misinformation.

The video really makes the case, check it out:

[ Misinformer of the Year ]
Source: Media Matters for America

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