2011 Lie of the Year
Just under the wire, the 2011 “Lie of the Year” has to go to PolitiFact for claiming that the 2011 Lie of the Year was that “Republicans voted to end Medicare.”
My understanding of the plan was that starting in ten years the federal government would stop paying medical costs and instead pay some amount of money toward private health insurance premiums.
You can call it anything you want, but you cannot call it Medicare.
I rate PolitiFact’s claim, pants-on-fire.
<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen
- Bachmann Busted By PolitiFact On Claim About PolitiFact (huffingtonpost.com)
- PolitiFact’s Finalist For 2011 Lie Of The Year Is 100 Percent True (thinkprogress.org)
- PolitiFact Finalist for ‘Lie of the Year’ Is 100 Percent True (crooksandliars.com)
- Paul Ryan pushing Politifact’s claim that Paul Ryan isn’t trying to end Medicare by lying (dailykos.com)
- Lyin’ Paul Ryan and the End of Medicare (esquire.com)
- Dan Kennedy: PolitiFact and the Limits of Fact-Checking (huffingtonpost.com)
- PolitiFact New Jersey: Truth-O-Meter hits opposite ends of ruling dial in same weekend (nj.com)
- PolitiFact New Jersey: Conservative group hits N.J. mailboxes with opposition to Democrat-backed Medicare bill (nj.com)
- Democrats, Republicans All Contenders for PolitiFact’s 2011 ‘Lie of the Year’ Award (ibtimes.com)
- PolitiFact N.J.: Chris Christie gets ‘Pants on Fire’ for claiming Obama did nothing to create jobs (nj.com)