By Matt Hadro | October 28, 2013 | 13:14
PolitiFact's amazing double standard struck again because it rated President Obama's broken promise "Half True," which Americans might keep their wellness insurance beneath his healthcare law.
There are absolutely stories of Americans being dropped off their wellness insurance plans, plus PolitiFact's Louis Jacobson accepted which "In fact, Americans are not merely capable to keep their insurance from thick plus thin." He added which "the CBO figures recommend which the law may grow which rate, at smallest modestly" of "forced plan-switching."
Yet how did Obama's promise stack as much as "Half True" plus not "False"? According to PolitiFact, ObamaCare "does take pains to let Americans to keep their wellness program when they wish To stay about it." So though the law failed to aid Americans keep their insurance, it tried thus Obama's guarantee wasn't fake?
And talking of "guarantee," Jacobson downplayed which because a "suggestion." Yet what element of "you'll keep a wellness insurance" is a suggestion plus not a promise?
PolitiFact's bias has not gone unnoticed. George Mason University's Center for Media plus Public Affairs found which PolitiFact called Republicans dishonest 3 instances over Democrats inside the initial 4 months of President Obama's next expression.
NewsBusters' Tim Graham wrote back inside May:
"Even inside the initially 3 weeks inside May, when the Obama scandals piled up – from Benghazi to the IRS to the DOJ phone-records scandals -- Republicans continue to be being flagged because worse than Democrats, with 60 % of the website's selective claims rated because fake thus far this month (May 1 – May 22), compared to 29 % of their Democratic statements – a 2 to 1 margin."
And the same Center for Media plus Public Affairs called out PolitiFact's bias throughout the 2012 campaign. As Graham included inside his part, CMPA reported last September:
"PolitiFact rated Democratic statements because 'mostly true' or 'entirely true' about twice because usually because Republican statements – 42% true reviews for Democrats vs. 20% for Republicans.
"Conversely, statements by Republicans were rated because completely fake regarding twice because usually because Democratic statements – 29% fake reviews for GOP statements vs. 15% fake reviews for Democrats. (This involves categories labeled 'false' plus 'pants about fire.')"