Tuesday, December 16, 2014

PolitiFact Readers' Poll For "Lies Of The Year"

 PolitiFact offered it's readers 10 finalists for 2014's "Lie of the Year".

Here are the full results:


  • The United States has seen "a net loss of people with health insurance" because of Obamacare. —John Boehner. False.

  • The State Department says the 42,000 jobs created by the Keystone XL pipeline are "ongoing, enduring jobs." —Russ Girling. False.

  • "At least 10 ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the Mexican border in Texas" and there are "dozens more that did not get caught by the Border Patrol." —Duncan Hunter. Pants on Fire.

  • "My position hasn’t changed" on using executive authority to address immigration issues. —Barack Obama. False.

  • Says President Barack Obama has issued upwards of 1,000 executive orders, more than any modern president. —Chain email. Pants on Fire.

  • Amid the "crisis at our southern border," there are "reports of illegal migrants carrying deadly diseases such as … Ebola virus." —Phil Gingrey. Pants on Fire.

  • Some doctors say Ebola can be transmitted through the air by "a sneeze or some cough." —George Will. False.

  • Says his comment about extremists being a JV team "wasn’t specifically referring to" Islamic State. —Barack Obama. False.

  • Other (Examples: "All of the above"; "Dick Cheney saying that torture was effective"; "if you like your health care plan you can keep it"; "they’re all liars, I’m sick of everyone.")

  • "The only candidate pocketing big money from people who want to destroy coal is Mitch McConnell." —Alison Lundergan Grimes. False.

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