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'Rang true' close enough for Palin?

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's claim of health care "death panels" has been thoroughly debunked and called "nuts" by the GOP lawmaker who originally sponsored the proposal. So Palin is trying a new approach: blaming Democrats for causing people to think the claim was true. In a commentary in the Wall Street Journal this week, Palin wrote: "Is it any wonder that many of the sick and elderly are concerned that the Democrats' proposals will ultimately lead to rationing of their health care by — dare I say it — death panels? Establishment voices dismissed that phrase, but it rang true for many Americans." So facts don't matter because her claim "rang true"? Or as Politico's Glenn Thrush summarized Palin's reasoning: "'Rang true' is morally equivalent to 'true.'"