Monday, December 21, 2009

Pants On Fire

The St. Petersburg Times is a rarity among U.S. metro dailies in that it is owned by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, a non-profit school of journalism. Although the paper itself is rated on the left/right political scale as being generally progressive, its fact-finding website,, is so scrupulously non-partisan that it won the 2009 Pulitzer prize for national reporting.

PolitiFact is an equal-opportunity basher of both sides, so it was reassuring to those of us who believe in the essential justice of universal health care that Sarah Palin's calculatingly cynical "death panel" posting won its "Lie of the Year" Award.

Read about all of the winners (losers?) at:

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