We and others have slammed PolitiFact before for being biased. And for good reason — it is biased. Last year’s “Lie of the Year” went to a truthful Mitt Romney ad about Jeep sending production to China. Curiously, this year’s Lie of the Year was originally rated — well into the 2012 campaign — as “half-true.”

That’s right: “If you like your plan, you can keep it” is PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year for 2013. And seriously, with millions of insurance plans canceled, how could it not be? Which half of “If you like your plan, you can keep it” was true again?


No, we don’t have to play that game anymore. President Obama’s promise was an outright lie. Even PolitiFact can’t spin that.

It certainly could be, once we’ve seen the full extent of the damage done by Obamacare. How many more doctors will announce they’re being forced out of practice?

Townhall’s Guy Benson does the math: add one PolitiFact “half-truth” (you can keep your plan) to another Politifact half-truth (you will keep your health insurance) and you have yourself the makings of one whopper of a Lie of the Year.

Let’s not give PolitiFact too much credit for giving in to the inevitable.

  • BoscoBolt

    White House to claim that Politifact is a “far-right”, “racist”, “Tea Party propaganda outlet” in … 3 … 2 … 1 …


      Isn’t that the truth, remember how fast BOBO turned on his Occupy Wall Street THUGS, I give it a day or 2 before like you said they will turn on PolitiFact too !!! I remember the whole BOBO signing an Executive Order to go back to the pre 1996 welfare abuses & I went to PolitiFact & looked to see what they said, PolitiFact said it was False !!! Then I went thru their explaination & found somewheres in the middle of the explaination that PolitiFact was wrong as usual & a left learning hack site carrying water for BOBO !!!

      Now this was in Politifact’s explaination, if you are out of work & you help your neighbor around their house, get massages, go to therapy these are all acceptable forms of looking for work & made it so you could collect welfare benefits, WTF IS UP WITH THAT BOBO !!!! Now remember, BOBO did this by Executive Order, thats INSANE !!! So now I don’t listen to PolitiFact anymore either, since they lie just as much as the RAClST MUSLlM FLEEBAGGING TYRANT in the White House does !!!!!!! I have already seen some of the lies they tell about BOBOcare so in my book PolitiFact lost all credibility 2 years ago !!

    • JeffyTheQuick

      Politifact IRS Audit in 3… 2… 1…

  • NeoKong

    They still love the big lug though.

  • NRPax

    I wonder how much weeping was heard when they typed that out?

    • Suzyqpie

      It must have been agony. Starring at each other, shaking, crying, wavering on whether or not to do it, procrastination and various delaying techniques, conversations with the various bosses and financiers. Total paralysis on who was going to type the actual post least someone rat them out later. No joke, it must have been horrible. I hope someone writes a book memorializing the historic moment that someone clicked on send.

      • NRPax

        “The air was tense and our Energy Star compliant heating system was not up to the task of warming me. My editor finally put his hand on my shoulder in a non-threatening, non-sexual, heteronormative manner and said ‘It’s time.’

        “I took a deep breath and slid the cursor four inches to my left and with less than a pound of pressure on my mouse, hit Send. The click echoed despairingly through the office and I felt tears roll down my cheeks.”

        • Suzyqpie

          “The office faded as The Light and The Life dissipated to a glimmer. The oxygen seemed to scatter as we gasped for breath, musing upon the diatribe we had unleashed to an unsuspecting public and a devoted sycophancy. Can we return to the daze [sic] of yesteryear, chanting Yes We Can, Hope, Change, Forward. It can’t…it can’t have been for naught…oh the lower tides, the healed planet…oh thee apotheosis….off in the distance a dog was barking…”

          • NRPax

            OK, I think we need to start collaborating.

          • redbirddeb

            Y’all too funny. Are you back again tomorrow nite? 😉

          • bungopony

            What redbirddeb said!

          • rhetorical1

            Wonderful – I FEEL the drama building – “It was a dark and stormy night”! Chapter 2???? This was so much fun to read. Thanks for the laugh of the day.

          • Suzyqpie

            “As the sun peaked above the misty horizon, I mused upon the mysteries of yesterday…,” hijacking a thread for entertainment now and then is a good thing. “Dark and storm night” is one of my favorite banalities from American lit.

        • rhetorical1

          This is the beginning of a great collaboration NRPax and Suzyqpie. I’m looking forward to the next chapter! LOL

          • NRPax

            Thank you! We aim to please. Actually, I aim for center mass but I blame the Marine Corps for that.

          • Suzyqpie

            Thank you for your service to our beleaguered nation.
            Our President receives the Lie of The Year Award. It’s was fun highlighting the irony and folly of that event.

          • undeRGRound

            YOU should write us a few chapters 😉

    • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Did they have to draw straws to get someone to write the article?

      • NRPax

        I’m betting an intern so they can fire them and claim that “s/he posted this without authorization.”

        • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          In today’s political climate, I’m thinking ‘intern’ has become synonymous with goat or sacrifice.

  • DwellsInFire

    But liberals said it wasn’t a lie because –>
    (1) Obama was completely accurate. He just wasn’t precise enough.
    (2) People aren’t losing their insurance. They’re being transitioned.
    (3) Insurance companies cancel plans all the time. Nothing to do with ACA
    (4) Everybody had junk insurance that was no good.
    (5) Most people will pay less and get better insurance.
    (6) Children stay on plan to 26. People can’t be dropped. No cap on payouts.

    There you go. No lie at all according to the liberal brain. So can people keep their current insurance if they like it? NO. But that’s not a lie because of, well, see 1-6 above.

    • Suzyqpie

      (7) NYT award winning contribution, ” Incorrect Promise.”

  • Clete Torres

    Must be a typo. Politifact doesn’t usually go this far right.

  • DavidKramer

    So a leftist leaning propaganda operation has to acquiesce to reality so that they keep a semblance of propriety.


  • adam

    How long till Politifact names itself lie of the year?

    • WisconsinPatriot



    Just name Obama himself as Lie of the year, and see where it goes from there

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    This one may even be voted into the Hall of Fame, along with “The check is in the mail” and “Of course I’ll respect you!”

    • stuckinIL4now

      And…”I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

      • bungopony

        “But I didn’t inhale.”

  • ObamaFail

    Next year’s “Lie of the Year” will be when the Democrats are on the campaign trail claiming that Republicans passed Obamacare on a single party line and were the ones who caused people to lose insurance. Although, election season comes around and Politifact shows it’s impartial attitude, they’d probably declare Dems blaming Republicans for Obamacare’s existence a “mostly true.”

  • John Ansell

    Liar LIar Mom Jeans on fire.

  • plaingolf

    Did they “factcheck” that?

  • Mary

    YOU LIE!!!

  • $2004855

    Buried the needle!

  • Maxx

    It’s usually not a good thing for the nation when the “Lie of the Year” comes from it’s President.

    I swear, 2016 cannot get here quick enough. As the bumper sticker says “End of an Error.”

  • elixelx

    Obamacare only exists because–love it AND hate it!–Mitt Romneycare??

    • Corey Dennison

      No, not really–because if Obamacare were modeled after ‘Romneycare’ it probably wouldn’t be the colossal f_ck-up that it is.

  • lainer51

    This lie is almost as good as Uncle Ted not notifitying police when his car was sinking to the bottom of a pond. It was just a car accident, really, albeit one involving alcohol, excessive speed, and the late-night machinations of a married man partying with an unmarried woman.

  • JerryFrey
  • DaTechGuy on DaRadio

    Of course they didn’t decide this was a lie until Barack Obama was safely re-elected.

    A coincidence I’m sure

  • ConservativeTexan

    POTUS: Pinocchio of the United States.

  • redbirddeb

    That’s retarded, sir.

  • Opinionated_Vogon

    Obama lied? Somebody should make a parody video about the lie of the year. Wait a tic… I already have months ago.

  • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    LOL, they only had to be forced into it by the facts that they were unable to ignore anymore or spin.

    They still have zero credibility.