You Lie! The top five unfounded fears of 2009

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Politically exhausted Americans may have expected a return to at least moderate civility after the long mudslinging campaign of 2008, but this year the crazy was merely ratcheted up, as the “just asking” paranoid style of Fox News took center stage, serial health-care misinformer Betsy McCaughey returned, and South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson, sitting on a pile of health insurance campaign donations, hurled the now infamous “You lie!” accusation at the President during an address to a joint session of Congress. Yet no untruths were more flagrant, pervasive or distracting than the five compiled by Hannah Dreier at the Washington Independent below.

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