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Thursday, December 30, 2021

The liar of the year is PolitiFact

PolitiFact's lie of the year is "Lies about the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and its significance."

But it was PolitiFact's version of the January 6 protest inside the Capitol that was the big, fat lie.

PolitiFact has a lengthy history of lying to serve the Marxists and Maoists in Washington. 

In 2008, it vouched for Obama's ridiculous claim that you can keep your health plan. Obamacare was designed to kill or make extremely expensive individual health insurance plans. Only after his election, passage of Obamacare, and his re-election did PolitiFact admit Obama lied. Repeatedly. In 2013, PolitiFact named it its lie of the year.

That itself was a lie. He did not say it in 2013. He said it in 2008 when PolitiFact assured one and all that it was true, true, true.

Forbes -- hardly a conservative publication -- said in 2013, "Pants On Fire: PolitiFact Tries To Hide That It Rated 'True' in 2008 Obamacare's 'Keep Your Health Plan' Promise."

How can any lie top that?

PolitiFact did.

In 2017, PolitiFact's lie of the year was, "Russian election interference is a 'made-up story.'"

But the Russian story was a cockamamie story made up by Hillary's campaign. 4 years later, John Durham's investigation has clearly shown this to be true. Yet PolitiFact continues to call it a lie.

That was not the only lie PolitiFact told that year. It called President Trump a liar for saying Obama used the FBI to spy on him and his campaign.

It quoted Comey, who lied to Congress and said, "With respect to the president's tweets about alleged wiretapping directed at him by the prior administration, I have no information that supports those tweets and we have looked carefully inside the FBI. 

"The Department of Justice has asked me to share with you that the answer is the same for the Department of Justice and all its components. The department has no information that supports those tweets."

Comey signed the FISA applications to authorize the domestic spying. Transcripts from that wiretapping were given to the New York Times which indeed called it wiretapping in a front-page story on Inauguration Day.

PolitiFact aided and abetted his perjury.

This year, PolitiFact went full-blown Pinocchio as it misrepresented the protest at the Capitol.

It began its tall tale, "Shortly after 2 p.m. on Jan. 6, supporters of President Donald J. Trump breached the U.S. Capitol, turning the seat of American democracy into the scene of an unforgettable crime."

Crime scene?


Was it a crime scene when protesters stormed the Senate building when Kavanaugh was up for the Supreme Court? 

The fairy tale said, "After marching down Pennsylvania Avenue at Trump’s urging, the rioters had overwhelmed police surrounding the Capitol. They pushed past them, stripped them of their weapons, dragged them to the ground, sprayed them with chemical irritants, beat them, bludgeoned them, or tased them."

None of that happened.

The early reports were wrong. In fact, police killed one unarmed protester -- Ashli Babbitt.

PolitiFact did not say her name.

Not once.

It is bizarre.

But then again, so was saying Obama did not lie about keeping your health plan.

PolitFact is the best example I know of what is wrong with American Journalism in the 21st century. It lies repeatedly and with no shame.


  1. It's not journalism as I know it. It is advocacy. And, yes, they lie repeatedly and without shame. Lying liars them all.

    1. there are too many liars calling themselves journalists.

  2. I give PolitFact the Journalism lie of the year.

    Xiden is the hands down winner in the political arena. Just yeaterday he tweeted:
    “ We’re ending 2021 with what one analyst described as the strongest first-year economic track record of any president in the last 50 years.

    Let’s keep the progress going.”

    Is the insane Jim Cramer the analyst? Maybe Paul Krugman.

    1. Joe actually did have a banner financial year - but only if you're looking at it from a perspective of destruction of capital.
      The only area he hasn't blown past everyone else is interest rates - but that's going to be going up too. The only question is how high. Jimmy's record is safe for now.
      All Joe had to do to be wildly successful - was keep all the policies he inherited in place, but he couldn't even get "do nothing" right...
      Joe - the BIGGEST LOSER EVER to occupy the White House.

  3. Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Don.
    If it wasn't for sites such as yours, I'd never know what the MSM liars are up to.

  4. Jim Cramer shouldn't even be on the air after 2008. Bear Stearns anyone -- don't sell, keep buying. The guy is a disgrace. And not a journalist.

  5. didn't even know Cramer was still a thing.

    1. I had forgotten all about him until last month. read the link. That’s why he made my list. He’s INSANE.

    2. He is certifiable. Why is he still on TV? It's a rhetorical question.

    3. His idea of vax mandates with the military running it shows what a fascist he is.

  6. Congressional leadership, the Capitol, the FBI, DOD and likely the "intelligence community" conspired and manipulated the conditions required to instigate "unauthorized" entry into the Capitol on January 6 2021 for the express purpose of derailing the effort to return the election for re-certification. As Pelosi said "one way or another Donald Trump will not be President. WE have many arrows in our quiver" They used them all and made new arrows on the fly. If Trump tries to come back, he will no doubt be assassinated.

  7. Once these knights of the keyboard get real about their monthly bills, they’ll get some religion. Dare I say, Big D, that it’s not a particularly high paying job?

  8. PolitiFact will never say her "name." Liars and liars also by omission.

  9. Ashi Babbitt was not the only person killed by Capitol Police on Jan. 6th. A couple women were beaten savagely, and one died as a result.

  10. The movie "Capitol Punishment" is an excellent account of the day, especially for people who've only heard the CNN/MSNBC talking points.

  11. P-Fact is the Liar of the year every year. When have they ever told the truth?

    The early reports were wrong. In fact, police killed one unarmed protester -- Ashli Babbitt.

    No, they also killed Rosanne Boyland, Benjamin Phillips, and Kevin Greeson. Rosanne Boyland and Benjamin Phillips, for sure, and Kevin Greeson probably the way Rosanne Boyland died.

  12. PlolitiFact should name themselves. They have lied about everything.

  13. Don,
    every article you write is a clinic on how information should be disseminated.
    ....the art of short sentences with one idea per sentence. It's a lost art; most everything I read is unreadable. Thank you for what you do!
    Happy New Year!

  14. Thanks
    Years of tripping over my own feet taught me. I also had an editor who demanded the active voice.
    Strunk & White got it right a century ago with "The Elements of Style."


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