PolitiFact Lie of the Year for 2013: Obama’s 2009 Statement “If You Like Your Health Care Plan, You Can Keep It”
Nice job, fellas. You’re only about four years late.
But wait a second: PolitiFact? Aren’t they the people who previously told us that this exact same statement was “half true”? Why, yes they were!
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) December 12, 2013
Let’s go to the historical record, shall we? Here’s PolitiFact in August 2009, telling us that this precise statement was “half true”:
And here they are in June 2012 claiming an even more definitive and completely false statement was “half true”:
And now? LIE OF THE YEAR!!!
So, yes, PolitiFact, you got this one right, now — and if you had chosen any other statement it would have been outrageous. BUT . . . you completely blew this before. And so the question is: why on God’s green Earth should anybody ever listen to you again or care what you have to say, when you totally blew the call multiple times on a lie this huge?