I just about choked on my morning coffee seeing that Politifact dude talking about their “Lie Of The Year.” The winner? The liberal claim that Paul Ryan’s plan would kill Medicare. Seriously.
Here’s what the Politifact dude didn’t say. Their “Lie of the Year” was a meaningless online poll. Back on December 7 Slate’s Dave Weigel wrote:
So if the “Ryan plan ends Medicare” line is named “the lie of the year,” you know why. Wasn’t this a plotline on Glee?
Oh wow. Paul Ryan freeped the poll. Amazing. And the news media ate it up! Apparently Politifact’s “Lie Of The Year” is as meaningless as one of those stupid online polls everyone always runs because, well, it is a meaningless online poll. Yet this “lie of the year” nonsense has gone out on all of the wire services. Wow, this is the best propaganda money can buy and it’s all completely free!
Time for another blogger ethics panel, perhaps? C’mon, “liberal” media. Stop hurting America. Do your fucking jobs.
(h/t, Digby ….)
(Details on why the Lie Of The Year was actually true, from Steve Benen ….)