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Earl Bockenfeld

Then they notice that the hood ornament has fallen over, point at it and declaim


The other appalling aspect of Politifact’s lie of the year contest is the abdication of the impartial service they are ostensibly trying to provide. Opening lie of the year up to a survey let’s the people who authored the lies decide which lie is worst. A Roveian figure could easily pay trolls to repeatedly enter the survey and vote for one of the Democratic statements as lie of the year. Then when that statement is chosen, all of the news outlets will report it as the “lie of the year” and that will be that. Then talking heads can say the medicare statement was less truthful than Kyl’s admittedly “not intended to be factual” statement about Planned Parenthood and they’ll have Politifact’s official stamp of approval.

Earl Bockenfeld

I'm shocked, I'm shocked!! That Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is trying to get his supporters to stuff the ballot box (voter fraud!!!) at PolitiFact to make the "biggest lie of the year" the actual true claim that the Ryan plan would end Medicare, as we know it.

But the dishonest House Budget Committee chairman couldn't leave well enough alone; he had to send out an email urging people to vote for the non-lie as "Lie of the Year" — an email that further lied about Medicare while accusing Democrats of lying about Medicare.

And most of us understand that the GOP always lie when they say they aren't lying, or when they say that Democrats are.

But you have to be aware that after lying about lying they lie about not lying about the lies they lied.

Bottom line: In an email urging people to vote in PolitiFact's online "Lie of the Year" poll, Paul Ryan made a claim that PolitiFact itself has previously debunked. Give Ryan this much: What he lacks in honesty, he makes up for in audacity.

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