PolitiFact's Lie of the Year

by Michael Sean Winters

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This is one competition you don't want to win. The non-partisan, indpendent fact-checking organization, Politifact.org, has announced its "Lie of the Year," and, as you can well imagine, the competition was stiff. But, the winner was "Government Takeover of health care." This lie won both because of its complete lack of veracity and because of its reach. Think about it? When did you hear a Republican discuss health care and NOT repeat the lie?
Of course, our friends in the conservative Catholic blogosphere will not comment on this award. They are too busy repeating the lie. But, the next time you hear them blather on about morality, remember that violating the 8th Commandment, "Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness," is an offense against the moral law as well.

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