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 â€śwomen of the centuryâ€ť? 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.