From spreading lies about ‘death panels’ to cropping Obama’s comments about ‘American exceptionalism,’ from her comfortable perch at Fox News to her self-promoting books and reality show, Palin has truly broken new ground in misinformation. – Media Matters for America
in a close contest for Media Matters for America’s 2010 Misinformer Award, the judges announced Wednesday that votes confirmed the factually challenged Sarah Palin won the title. Palin has been strutting hunting gear and lavish suits to wow TV watchers while misinforming them.
“It was a tough competition,” the organization stated in a prepared statement.
“On issues like health care, net neutrality, climate change and immigration, the conservative media offers an unprecedented flood of distortions, exaggerations and utter fabrications.
“We at Media Matters for America work around the clock to expose, fact-check and counter this non-stop flood of lies and attacks.”
The title of Misinformer of the Year awarded to Palin shows that anyone can be what they want to be, upholders of truth and justice or hunters using both physical and covert weapons to track down and disable everything from polar bears to human critical thinking.
Misinformation is closely aligned with Disinformation, a weapon of war for mind control used to attack the American public en masse. Media Matters counters this weapon with its thorough fact checking. Lies, half-truths and omissions can and often do fool the best intended citizens.
Palin’s presence on television has been powerful. In Mr. Jeff Rense’s recent interview of Dr. Steven Jacobson on the Rense Radio Network heard internationally daily, Jacobson stated, “Television is by far the most powerful weapon in psychological warfare in history.”
“Mind control, the ultimate human rights violation, refers to a broad range of psychological tactics, most often fear-based, that subvert an individual’s control of his or her own thinking, behavior, emotions, and/or decision making.” (A gory truth about climate change mind control, Dupre, D., Examiner, Dec. 6, 2009)
Television celebrity Glenn Beck won the Misinformer title in 2009.
Click here to watch the “Misinformer of the Year” video and support Media Matters for America.
David Brock, Founder and CEO of Media Matters for America said Wednesday, ‘This year, Palin stood out for her sheer ability to dominate our national conversation and draw the attention of the entire news media to her factually challenged claims and vicious attacks. She has blurred the line completely between media figure and political activist.
“When Glenn Beck’s over-the-top rhetoric and conspiracy theories inspired unhinged gunman Byron Williams to target the Tides Foundation with violence, Palin could have stood up for responsibility and helped rein Beck in. Instead, she legitimized him and his attacks, saying “I stand with you, Glenn.
“In the year to come, Palin is sure to keep up her efforts at dominating the headlines, influencing the political process and advancing falsehoods and distortions at every turn — aided and abetted by millions in free airtime and glowing coverage from her friends at Fox News.”
Brock says the organization is prepared to fight back — but need the reader’s help.
Throughout 2010, Palin also won landslide victories by dazzling blood-thirsty hunters and big oil thugs, but not children and nature lovers. This is clearly depicted in her photograph below entitled, “Tragic News form the North Pole” that is circulating the internet this holiday season.
Tragic News from the North Pole
Photo: Unknown (or Anonymous for obvious reasons)
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