Who Gets Lie Of The Year 'Honors'? : The Two-Way Who told the "lie of the year"?
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Who Gets Lie Of The Year 'Honors'?

Who Gets Lie Of The Year 'Honors'?

Which politician told the biggest whopper of 2009?

Was it President Barack Obama for saying that preventive care "saves money"?

Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., for shouting "you lie!" during Obama's address to Congress?

Vice President Joe Biden for claiming that "when one person sneezes, it goes all the way through the aircraft"?

Maybe 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin for warning about "Obama's death panel"?

Or someone else for something else?

PolitiFact.com, which "truth-squads" the things that politicians say, is announcing its "Lie of the Year" later today on All Things Considered.

We don't want to spoil the surprise, but we can pass along this part of the conversation that PolitiFact editor Bill Adair had with ATC's Robert Siegel. As Adair explains, "it was a great year for lying":

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Adair says the "winner" was determined by PolitiFact's four writers and three editors, who over the course of the year reviewed more than 400 things said by politicians. He adds that about 5,000 readers weighed in as well -- and that the majority chose the same "lie of the year" as the PolitiFact editors.

There's no reason we can't ask a similar question about pundits and politicians. So here goes:

Sort-of-spoiler-alert: Our list includes the name of the person who PolitiFact says told the "lie of the year". The question will close at 11:15 a.m. Monday.

Click here to find an NPR station near you that broadcasts ATC.

Update at 8 p.m. ET: And PolitiFact's "lie of the year" was ...

Palin's statement about the so-called death panels.

Here's how ATC presented the story earlier this evening:

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