When it comes to e-mailed political rumors, conservatives beat liberals - The Washington Post Will Medicare premiums go up nearly 2-1/2 times over the next two years in order to pay for the health-care legislation signed by President Obama last year? ... Will Americans be subjected to international gun-control laws under a new U.N. treaty signed by Hillary Rodham Clinton? Is the president honoring Jane Fonda as one of the âwomen of the centuryâ? Was suspected Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan an adviser to the Obama administration? ... But it has become a truism that in their modern, Internet-driven form, these persistent narratives spread far faster and run deeper than ever. And they share an unexpected trait: Most of the time, Democrats (or liberals) are the ones under attack.