A reader writes:
Hard as it is to believe, you're being too easy on Sarah Palin in today's installment of Odd Lies. Here was her post:
The article noted that “an inflationary tide is beginning to ripple through America’s supermarkets and restaurants … Prices of staples including milk, beef, coffee, cocoa and sugar have risen sharply in recent months.”
Notice that ellipsis? What was in it? Well, she deleted the exact phrase that proves her lie (and which you cite in your post later). The full sentence is:
"An inflationary tide is beginning to ripple through America’s supermarkets and restaurants, threatening to end the tamest year of food pricing in nearly two decades."
So it wasn't just that the article contradicted Palin's claim, it's that it did so in the very same sentence Palin quoted.