Mythopedia Will Help You Debunk Conservative Whoppers, But Beware - They're Armed

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Abby Zimet

Today marks the opening of the annual conservative confab known as CPAC. The schedule includes illustrious speakers: Ted Cruz, John Bolton, Bobby Jindal, Wayne LaPierre; panels: "The American Dream vs. The Obama Nightmare," "IRS Targeting Scandal: Protecting the Voice of the People, Sponsored by Tea Party Patriots," "Healthcare After ObamaCare: A Practical Guide for Living When No One Has Insurance and America Runs Out of Doctors"; special events: "Celebrating American Entrepreneurship Reception with Donald Trump Sponsored by Citizens United," awards: "The Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award Sponsored by Citizens United," and movies: "Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny," sponsored by Citizens United and presented by Newt Gingrich. Just in time for this fabulous assemblage of  wing-nuttery, Media Matters has launched Mythopedia, a "dictionary of conservative lies" featuring common right-wing misinformation, the real story and its sources, and helpful rebuttals. Eminently useful the next time your water-cooler neighbor brings up death panels.

Update: On CPAC's first day, Mitch McConnell handed retiring Tom Coburn a gun on stage as a lifetime award from the NRA. Because nothing says American values like guns as gifts at large public gatherings.

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