Politifact caught rewriting its own history

Politifact caught rewriting its own history

My plan was to write this piece first thing this morning but The Washington Examiner’s Sean Higgins went ahead and did it for me. Thursday, the fraudulent fact-check site PolitiFact awarded its “lie of the Year” to Barack Obama for his, “If you like your insurance you can keep your insurance” ObamaCare sales con. But in order to do so, PolitiFact had to rewrite its own history after they spent three years aiding and abetting Obama by spreading this exact same lie:

[I]n an October 2008 column — just before the election — PolitiFact actually rated Obama’s promise as “true.” It said at the time: “Obama is accurately describing his health care plan here. He advocates a program that seeks to build on the current system, rather than dismantling it and starting over.”

In other words, it rated him on the basis of whether he was accurately stating his own campaign promise, a hurdle no politician could fail to clear.

In an August 2009 column, PolitiFact did pull back, noting: “It’s not realistic for Obama to make blanket statements that ‘you’ will be able to ‘keep your health care plan.'”

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