Ad Campaign Takes Death Panel Fight to Facebook

Targets Palin fans; 'tell her to stop lying'
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2009 1:07 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A pro-health reform group is hitting Sarah Palin where she lives, the Plum Line reports—Facebook. Americans United for Change is running ads on the social networking site, where “death panels” got their start. The missives, targeted specifically at Palin followers of every stripe, ask users to “send Sarah Palin a message” and “tell her to stop lying about ‘death panels.’”

“To make sure a weed doesn’t come back, you pull it up by its roots,” an AUC spokesman says. “The roots of right-wing hysteria over the ‘death panels’ fantasy can be traced to former Governor turned tweeter Sarah Palin’s Facebook page, and so it only makes sense to start there in spreading the reality that the charge is devoid of any semblance of truth according to every independent fact checker that’s looked at this.”