Politifact takes page from USSR: The future is known … [Darleen Click]
… it is the past that is always changing …
On December 12, the self-appointed guardians of truth and justice at PolitiFact named President Obama’s infamous promise—that “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it”—its 2013 “Lie of the Year.” An understandable choice. But in its article detailing why the President’s promise was a lie, PolitiFact neglected to mention an essential detail. In 2008, at a critical point in the presidential campaign, PolitiFact rated the “keep your plan” promise as “True.” The whole episode, and PolitiFact’s misleading behavior throughout, tells us a lot about the troubled state of “fact-checking” journalism.
Like Obama’s snicker-worthy Truth Team, much of the so-called “fact checking” in LameStreamMedia is/was there to protect and promote Obama and the Democrats. If the facts aligned, good; if they didn’t, spin it or outright lie.
Just like the New York Times declaration of being the PR department for Hillary 2016.