Betsy McCaughey: Right-Wing Liar, Propagandist, Nut-Job Extraordinaire Tries To Be Cute On The Daily Show

by Ben Hoffman

Betsy McCaughey is a famous liar who famously lied about the Clinton health care bill back in the 1990s, who has returned to lie just as famously in the aughts about the Obama health care bill. Last night, she made an appearance on The Daily Show in a two(plus)-part interview with host Jon Stewart, which centered on her latest, greatest distortion: that the current health care reform package wending its way through the House contains provisions that would enforce draconian consultations imposing conditions upon both patients in end-of-life circumstances and the doctors treating said patients. This falsehood, first promulgated by McCaughey, later came to be colloquially referred to as “death panels.” Not a jot of it was true.

Watch her snake oil sales pitch on the Daily Show

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