A Depressed Fox News Revives Sarah Palin’s Pathetic Death Panel Lies

As we await the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act, conservatives are doing all in their power to smear it in hopes of further contaminating reform based on individual mandates that was theirs before it was Obama’s.

Who better than the PR arm of the Republican Party — aka, Fox News — to double down on a tired cliché of a lie, one that won Lie of the Year for 2009? Yes, Death Panels are back in vogue for the armchair patriots at Fox.

Death Panels weren’t only the Lie of the Year in 2009, but they were also a still unreported confession on Sarah Palin’s part.

Watch here as Kilmeade dips his 2012 toes in the humiliating, stale Palin, from the June 25 edition of Fox News’ Fox & Friends via Media Matters:

There are no Death Panels and pretty much everyone knows it now, save for the depressed puppets at Fox, who are so desperate for a smear that they’ve rustled up this dusty Palin relic.

The irony of Death Panels being pushed by former Governor Sarah Palin is so tea party, because Palin was in charge of the real Alaska death panels where 250 people died waiting for care due to the utter incompetence of the Palin administration. The evil feds had to step in and shut her down. Naturally, this failure fueled Palin’s willingness to project her own bitter failings onto her “rival” of 2008.

On Friday, August 7th, 2009, just weeks after Palin had been notified of the federally mandated shut-down in her own state, along with the lawsuits filed against her administration, Sarah Palin wrote from her Facebook bunker:

“And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course. The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their ‘level of productivity in society,’ whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.”

Yes, the sick, the elderly and the disabled did suffer under Palin. Sadly, 250 of them died waiting to be processed as “worthy” of care.

We reported:

On June 26 , 2009, – just weeks before the breathy quitty speech along side the squawking fowl, federal auditors notified Alaska officials that they were suspending new enrollment into the Alaskan Medicaid health program for the poor and the disabled due to gross mismanagement by the state.

Leading up to this unprecedented shut down of a state managed program (which was funded 61% by the “feds”) over 250 people died waiting for assessment. Hundreds more did not receive treatment. Over eight lawsuits were filed against the state division before the shut-down. The Supreme court ruled that the state had improperly cut off or reduced services to more than 1,000 needy people. An additional 2,000 people were still waiting to be assessed at the time of the shut-down.

There are no death panels in ObamaCare. And as for Medicare, the insidious lies about ObamaCares bankrupting Medicare and causing huge price increases have made themselves at home in KoolAid land, but are as untrue as Sarah Palin’s death panels.

FactCheck reported:

Q: Will the new health care law raise Medicare’s basic monthly premium to $247 in 2014, as a viral message claims?
A: No, Medicare officials project the basic premium will be less than half that. But the law will eventually cause 14 percent of seniors with incomes over $85,000 a year ($170,000 for couples) to pay higher “income-related” premiums, up from 5 percent currently.

It should surprise no one that Fox News and their Siberia-relegated political “analyst” Sarah Palin are stuck in the days of rage brought on by their epic failure in 2008. Way back then, the nation was unprepared for the onslaught of violence and lies. But now, it’s expected.

When a conservative spews the tea lies, it would save us a lot of time if it were acknowledged that their accusations are confessions. Instead, we spend years refudiating the lies, while the awful truth gets buried, as was intended by the original smear.

The Death Panels always were a confession. We’ve spent three years debunking Sarah Palin’s projection, and still the media hasn’t caught on. And they say Tea Partiers are stupid.

Poor Fox News. Their debunked propaganda has lost a bit if its bite in the last three years, but they seem stuck perpetually in the tea glory of 2010.

12 Replies to “A Depressed Fox News Revives Sarah Palin’s Pathetic Death Panel Lies”

  1. The more I think about it, the more I wonder if Romney might not choose Palin as his running mate after all. I mean, the guy’s going to have some trouble finding someone who’s even more clueless than he is, right?

  2. The only reason Palin is called upon to comment on very serious issues is to fulfill the terms of her contract. It doesn’t matter what she says, it doesn’t matter whether her claims are accurate or not. All that matters is she that she continues to be a cheerleader for the far right.

  3. I have been arguing on twitter with a couple palin bots. They are convinced that If Sarah doesnt give the nomination speech at convention then millions upon millions of palin bots wont vote for Romney. Little do they know there arnt millions upon millions of them.

  4. We are inching closer and closer to the truth of babygate when she and all those who helped her rise to the national stage will be relegated to the dustbin and they will finally have to sit down and shut up. It will be a “teachable moment” in future poli-sci classes.

  5. Well, she would get him another thousand votes in the South. But then, she’d have to give up her SARAHPAC slush fund and abide by FEC rules, and we all know how much Sarah likes following laws. She’d also have to give up her paid hate speech at Fox, and answer some questions about AIP and Todd’s prostitution ring. Not to mention that Triggy is a little too old to be hauled around like a sack of flour, and we know how Piper reacts to the press these days. And since she hasn’t had a serious interview since Couric, and refused Meet the Press in 2008, is there any assurance that this time she would tell the truth about anything at all? Does the GOP care? I guess if they see the economy improvin g despite them, if they see a disaster for Mitt, they might decide to throw Sarah under the bus once more with him. Go for it.

  6. Oh please. Let them stay home. They did enough damage in 2010, and Mitt and nameless will be the end of this democracy.
    And as far as I know, Sarah is not even speaking at the convention. I can’t see her giving a nomination speech for someone other than herself…she is so self-centered that lauding someone else is beneath her, unless it’s the dead Breitbart, or her
    wonderful, hard-working, sweet, Christian daughters.

  7. It is increasingly weirder to look back on the last year in Palin world: the Big Bus, her deluded attempt to appear “presidential” in the creepy “blood libel” speech, the Paul Revere debacle among other seriously narcissistic behavior. Either her handlers have given up or she is truly a falling apart rogue puppet.

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