December 31, 2014

Liar of the Year was a difficult category, because there are so many of them it's difficult to choose, but three rose to the top like dead fish in a barrel.

The Nominees Are...

Rush Limbaugh - Rush is the right-wing go-to for talking points that distract from the issue at hand. From his claim that Eric Garner's death was really because of Big Government taxes to instructing Republicans on their proper obstructionist role in government, Rush has functioned as the leader of the Republican party since Barack Obama was elected President.

And who can forget his claim that Obama wanted Ebola in the United States so we could become just like Africa? Careful Rush, your race hate is showing.

When sponsors dropped Limbaugh like a hot potato, he went after the ordinary people making that happen by hiring a fancy fixer to slime and out them online.

Sean Hannity - Hannity opens his mouth and lies roll out. Every single time. He's been bestowed with many honors this year, from being named Worst Fox Host by his fellow cable colleagues to earning more than his share of "worst person" awards.

Memorable moments from Hannity in 2014 include linking Eric Garner with Benghazi, hosting Ferguson's police chief for a nice round of race-baiting, blaming Obama for Ferguson, bickering with Jon Stewart, using the Ottawa shooting to blame Obama, defending child abusers, serving as apologist for wife-beaters, and "forgetting" his association with Tea Party groups.

But mostly, Hannity flogged the Benghazi non-scandal over and over and over again.

Sarah Palin - Palin belongs in the media category -- possibly even just the entertainment category -- since she no longer serves as a politician nor is there any possibility she will ever serve again. In fact, Sarah may qualify for a separate Grifter of the Year award for her unceasing ability to stir up horny old men to defend her.

Sarah's 2014 achievements include launching her family's new career as the WasillaBillies, screwing up the White House address while playing aggrieved conservative, counterspinning her entire family's awful conduct while drunk and disorderly in public, standing up tall to defend the Redskins' good name, riffing on fast food and evil liberals, launching the "Yes I Am A Narcissist" Sarah Palin Network,

Who can forget this speech in July?

Palin's achievements are many. She may be in line to receive her own Lifetime Achievement Award at some point, too.

And the winner is....

Sean Hannity and his employer, Fox News. They lie, you decide.

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