Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Politifact Is the Liar of the Year

If you'e looking an example of how much American journalism sucks, you can't do better than this, . .

Political Animal - PolitiFact ought to be ashamed of itself

"This is simply indefensible. Claims that are factually true shouldn’t be eligible for a Lie of the Year designation.

It’s unnerving that we have to explain this again, but since PolitiFact appears to be struggling with the relevant details, let’s set the record straight again.

Medicare is a single-payer health care system offering guaranteed benefits to seniors. The House Republican budget plan intended to privatize the existing system and replace it with something very different — a voucher scheme. It would still be called “Medicare,” but it wouldn’t be Medicare.

It seems foolish to have to parse the meaning of the word “end,” but if there’s a program, and it’s replaced with a different program, proponents brought an end to the original program. That’s what the verb means."

No comments:

Post a Comment

It's my playground, just like Tuna, Texas "Don't like it here?"


I've got a life so approval may take a day or two.

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.