Reviewing 2010 Biggest Lies and Liars

Take a look back at the crazy year we’ve had in 2010. One can only begin to fantasize the lunacy 2011 will bring. Seems though some of 2010’s would be awfully hard to top, but something tells me the insanity will continue.


Some of 2010’s Outrageous Political Lies:

  • “The government is trying to now close the Lincoln Memorial for any kind of large gatherings.” ~ Glenn Beck on Monday, June 28th, 2010 in comments on his radio program
  • “We researched to find out if anybody on Fox News had ever said you’re going to jail if you don’t buy health insurance. Nobody’s ever said it.” ~ Bill O’Reilly on Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 in a segment on the Fox News show The O’Reilly Factor
  • “Since January 2008 the private sector has lost nearly 8 million jobs while local, state and federal governments added 590,000.” ~ Tim Pawlenty on Monday, December 13th, 2010 in an op-ed in the “Wall Street Journal”
  • Those who fail to buy health insurance under “Obamacare” face the threat of jail time. ~ Bob Marshall on Monday, December 13th, 2010 in a news release
  • You must list all your guns on your 2010 tax return. ~ Chain e-mail on Sunday, November 1st, 2009 in an e-mail circulated to many people.
  • “Democrats are poised now to cause this largest tax increase in U.S. history.” ~ Sarah Palin on Sunday, August 1st, 2010 in an interview on “Fox News Sunday”
  • “I never considered myself a maverick.” ~ John McCain on Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 in a comment on Newsweek magazine’s Web site
  • People “can’t go fishing anymore because of Obama.” ~ Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 in his talk show
  • The cap-and-trade bill before Congress “prevents you from selling your home without the permission of the EPA administrator.” ~ Chain e-mail on Thursday, October 7th, 2010 in e-mail and blog postings
  • “Social Security, like I told you, is out of money. This year it is borrowing from the general treasury.” ~ Michele Bachmann on Friday, June 11th, 2010
  • “The stimulus has not created one private sector job.” ~ Rick Scott on Friday, September 3rd, 2010 in a meeting with reporters in Tallahassee
  • “Scientists have shown us (that) the greater possibilities, the real science movement, has been with adult stem cell research. It has not been with embryonic.” ~ Scott Walker on Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 in a news conference with reporters

  • And 2010’s Biggest Liars

    Sarah Palin: Winner Of The 2010 Glenn Beck Misinformer Of The Year Award
    selecting the 2010 winner of the Glenn Beck Honorary Award for Excellence in Misinformation, Media Matters weighed the vigor and meticulous detail the 2009 recipient, Glenn Beck, brought to the craft.

    PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year: ‘A government takeover of health care’
    Frank Luntz, a consultant famous for his phraseology, urged GOP leaders to call it a “government takeover.” “Takeovers are like coups,” Luntz wrote in a 28-page memo. “They both lead to dictators and a loss of freedom.”

    The line stuck. By the time the health care bill was headed toward passage in early 2010, Obama and congressional Democrats had sanded down their program, dropping the “public option” concept that was derided as too much government intrusion. The law passed in March, with new regulations, but no government-run plan.

    15 Whoppers Beck Did Not Get Fired For In 2010In 2010, Glenn Beck repeatedly made up facts on Fox News show — a barrage of lies that would force any credible news outlet to fire him. Media Matters counts down 15 of the most notable fibs that Beck told this year on Fox News, culminating with the biggest lie of all.

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