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?
— Republicans (@NRSC) December 12, 2013
Incorrect Promise of the Year.
— Andrew Stiles (@AndrewStilesUSA) December 12, 2013
No, we don’t have to play that game anymore. President Obama’s promise was an outright lie. Even PolitiFact can’t spin that.
Will next year's PolitiFact Lie of the Year be "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor"?
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) December 12, 2013
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?
— Danilo Brack (@branco09) December 12, 2013
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.
LIE OF THE YEAR http://t.co/uKO9IY1aBA
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) December 12, 2013
Let’s not give PolitiFact too much credit for giving in to the inevitable.
Politifact had no choice but to name that the lie of the year. They're still fucking hacks.
— RBe (@RBPundit) December 12, 2013