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PolitiFact is very pleased with itself because its calling President Obama's "you can keep your health insurance" flub the "lie of the year" got lots of attention. It got attention from "both sides" and "both sides" didn't like it so of course that means good.

In the middle of their self-congratulating is this:

Over at the website Daily Kos, Joan McCarter said our Half True rating showed the selection was a cave to conservative pressure. "What exactly has changed in the past year, other than a Republican-fed media frenzy? Nothing. And nothing has changed with PolitiFact either, which is still picking and choosing its own ‘facts,’ " she wrote.
No, not really. I mean, I did write that, but I also wrote something PolitiFact is choosing to not address at all as they bask in their not-wrongness. In June, 2012 they said the same statement from President Obama was half true. In December, 2013, they declared it the lie of the year. Nothing about the statement changed in the intervening year and a half. So why in the hell did PolitiFact reverse itself?

We don't know! And they don't tell us! They're too proud of the fact that people from "both sides" don't like them. They don't seem to be interested into delving into why that might be.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Thu Dec 19, 2013 at 08:33 AM PST.

Also republished by DKos Florida and Daily Kos.

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