Politifact: What Happens When a Site Calls the Left on it’s Lies?


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Politifact is a well know fact-checking website.  However, it has run afoul of regressives for poking massive holes in their narrative.  The Hill has the coverage…

The claim that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget would end Medicare is the “lie of the year,” according to the fact-checking website Politifact.

According to Politifact’s analysis, saying the Ryan plan “ends Medicare” overlooks the fact that its changes would not affect people 55 and older. Politifact also said Medicare would remain in existence, but in a different form — which Ryan’s critics say is the same thing as ending Medicare.

The regressives, however, have not taken this well.  Here is a sampling…

Politifact, R.I.P.

Let’s face it, if Krugman is attacking you, there is a pretty good chance that you are doing something right.

PolitiFact ought to be ashamed of itself

Politifact’s Bizarre “Lie of the Year”

Politifact Disgraces Themselves with “Lie of the Year” Award

PolitiFact’s ‘Lie of the Year’ didn’t come from Democrats. It came from the Wall Street Journal.

PolitiFact’s Pants On Fire For Choosing ‘Ryan Will End Medicare’ As ‘Lie Of The Year’

To be honest, Politifact got it wrong  last year, when they said that the Death Panels were the lie of the year, in spite of the evidence to the contrary.   However, it’s interesting to see the regressive reation to being called out on their lies.

Come to think of it, none of the regressive sources decided to mention that ObamaCare drains $500,000,000,000 from Medicare, did they?