What was the liberal-slanting Politifact’s 2011 “Lie of the Year”? “Republicans voted to end Medicare” with the Ryan Budget.
What did President Obama say just yesterday? “My plan has already extended Medicare by more than a decade,” said Obama. “Their plan would end Medicare as we know it.”
And as Breitbart notes:
As it turned out, when Republicans began mentioning that Politifact had debunked the “Republicans will kill Medicare” myth, Politifact backed off its own claim. They now were offended by the invocation of the “Lie of the Year” article by conservatives. In particular, they wanted Democrats to be able to use the “end Medicare as we know it” lie:
The claim we rated for the Lie of the Year was that Republicans voted to end Medicare — period — not end Medicare as we know it.
Except that Politifact actually linked to a claim in its original “Lie of the Year” article by a lawmaker who stated that Ryan’s budget would “eliminate Medicare” as we know it. And they rated it a Pants on Fire lie.
Talk about killing two birds with one stone…