John Ransom

The Nobel, er, Pulitzer prize winning publication PolitiFact, which is part of the vast Left-Wing conspiracy against free speech in this country, has named Pulitzer, er, Nobel prize winning president Barack Obama the liar of the year.

“PolitiFact has named ‘If you like your health care plan, you can keep it,’ the Lie of the Year for 2013,” said the online site. “Readers in a separate online poll overwhelmingly agreed with the choice.”


The site cited 37 times that Obama made the “you can keep it” pledge unambiguously and without “caveats”.

And in doing so the fact checker has all but admitted that they themselves are the liars of the century.

You’d think that with so many noble, left-wing prizes amongst them that either PolitiFact or Obama would generally get something right.

But alas, no.

Not only did Obama sell the lie that we can keep our insurance, he was aided and abetted in the lie by none other than PolitiFact.

Talk about irony.

Even PolitiFact admits of this, although they do so in the “half-true,” weasely way that they reserve for something that they support policy-wise, but know is being touted through lies.

At the time Obama was touting Obamacare as something that wouldn’t change the health insurance industry or the healthcare industry, Politifact rated the claims as either “half-true” or “true”.

And they did so, in part, by using one of the Big Lies the administration later tried to use to cover his gaffe.

You know why the administration tried to foist the blame for cancelled policies not on the law itself, but rather on the insurance companies?

Because they got the talking point directly from Politifact in 2009.

John Ransom

John Ransom is the Finance Editor for Townhall Finance.