Liars, Damned Liars, and Republicans 0
Dick Polman (emphasis added):
Her quote: “The health care reform bill would make it mandatory – absolutely require – that every five years, people in Medicare have a required counseling session that will tell them how to end their life sooner, how to decline nutrition, how to decline being hydrated, how to go into hospice care…all to do what’s in society’s best interest…and cut your life short.”
(Fred Thompson’s credulous reply was priceless. He said, “I didn’t know that,” thereby demonstrating what happens when you give a microphone to a failed politician who won’t even make a pretense of fact-checking.)
The lie soon traveled ’round the world, getting worse with each right-wing re-telling.
On the Media has more. Go to the website, where there’s a transcript, or listen below: