Friday, December 19th, 2014
Ebola patient Nina Pham (center) with her family and supporters after a press briefing on her release from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., on Oct. 24, 2014. (NIH photo)

PolitiFact names its 2014 Lie of the Year

The emergence of Ebola in the United States sparked a political and media frenzy, but many of the claims made were far from accurate. Collectively, they are PolitiFact's sixth annual Lie of the Year.

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Strong legislature, weak governor


One reason: artificial insemination

Develop a Middle College program

Give independent contract workers access to the state system to enforce wage claims.


Most studies show smaller drop in value

Complete renovation of Cranston Street Armory

Mostly False

No evidence that she did more than express concern


$2 billion worth of assumptions


And there's no good evidence that he has

Mostly True

He offered the warnings as Auditor General

Pants on Fire!

An inflammatory claim