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    SammyJames

    A close look at how this campaign promise was reported revealed Politifact's bias over two years ago.  [I should have written a diary]  

    Create a public option health plan for a new National Health Insurance Exchange

    On 8/19/09, Angie Drobnic Holan reported that

    The public option was rarely debated or even mentioned on the campaign trail.
    What a crock.  The Public Option was a cornerstone of the health insurance exchanges, which she reports a few lines below.  Within a few paragraphs, she's contradicted herself.  The, on 1/8/10, she reports:
    President Barack Obama downplayed the importance of a public option in a final health care bill, saying he "didn't campaign on a public option," a statement we rated Barely True.
    Ahem, that should have been a Pants-on-fire!  What a surprise that they didn't skewer Obama on this, but only would have made them look bad for not reporting it properly to begin with.

    But finally, on 3/26/10, Obama get his "Promise Broken" rating by Louis Jacobson for failing to get the Public Option through congress.  So which is it?  First, its "rarely debated", then its a "Promise Broken", to make Obama look bad.  Who's got an agenda???

    "I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute..." JFK 9/12/60

    by sonorelli on Wed Feb 15, 2012 at 11:09:15 AM PST

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