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And Politifact’s ‘Lie of the Year’ Is…

In 2009, it was “death panels.” In 2010, the Affordable Care Act was a “government takeover of health care.” In 2011, the GOP supported a budget which would “end Medicare.” Finally, in 2012, the Politifact “Lie of the Year” was a claim by Mitt Romney that Chrysler had moved Jeep production to China.

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On Thursday, Politifact revealed its “Lie of the Year” for 2013 to The Lead host Jake Tapper on CNN. Politifact Editor Angie Hall told Tapper that a number of statements made the cut, including comments by conservative columnist Ann Coulter, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

But the “Lie of the Year” for 2013 is President Barack Obama’s statement that anyone who liked their health care plan could keep it when the law was passed. “It’s something we first flagged back in 2009,” Hall said. “We knew back then.”

Tapper said that the organization rated it “Half-True” at first, but Hall insisted that parts of that statement were not false.

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An experienced broadcaster and columnist, Noah Rothman has been providing political opinion and analysis to a variety of media outlets since 2010. His work has appeared in a number of political opinion journals, and he has shared his insights with television and radio personalities across the country.