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    White House ignores 'lie of the year' award

    The White House is not rushing to claim President Obama's latest award: Lie of the year.
    White House spokesman Jay Carney said Friday the administration is focused on putting its health care plan in place; he declined to discuss the declaration by the fact-checking website PolitiFact of its annual "lie of the year:" President Obama's past claim that if "if you like your health care plan, you can keep it."

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    In its analysis of Obama's "catchy" statement -- "if you like your health care plan, you can keep it" -- PolitiFact reported that the promise was impossible to keep:

    "So this fall, as cancellation letters were going out to approximately 4 million Americans, the public realized Obama's breezy assurances were wrong.

    White House ignores 'lie of the year' award

    Well, looky here...Could the press be waking up and starting to do its job? Or was this lie just too big to ignore?
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    Re: White House ignores 'lie of the year' award

    I knew this one would embarrass the White house but it was so far from a White lie.

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    Re: White House ignores 'lie of the year' award

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I knew this one would embarrass the White house but it was so far from a White lie.
    True, without lies like this, the ACA would have never passed.
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    Re: White House ignores 'lie of the year' award

    It was just too big to ignore, and making them look like the fools that they are. They most likely still feel the same about the issue, but they also need to try and salvage the little credibility that most of them have.
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    Re: White House ignores 'lie of the year' award

    Of course the White House is going to ignore this dubious award. If they give it any attention, they just draw the public's eyes to it far more than if they ignored it.

    It's be interesting to see Carney's reaction if one of the White House Press Corps brought this up as a question to him. Probably swift and violent retribution of some sort, but that's just my guess.

    Why the majority of the media is ignoring this? Depends on which media I guess. The Biased Lame Stream Media won't report on this because they are actively complicit in protecting this President from any bad press exposure. This includes which stories they report on and which they don't as well as which stories are highlighted, front page above the fold, and which are relegated to the back pages and essentially covered but buried.

    Other news outlets have spent a fair amount of reporting on the obvious presidential lies that my guess is they are now starting to be de-emphasized their coverage of it.

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    Re: White House ignores 'lie of the year' award

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, looky here...Could the press be waking up and starting to do its job? Or was this lie just too big to ignore?
    The latter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Of course the White House is going to ignore this dubious award. If they give it any attention, they just draw the public's eyes to it far more than if they ignored it.

    It's be interesting to see Carney's reaction if one of the White House Press Corps brought this up as a question to him. Probably swift and violent retribution of some sort, but that's just my guess.

    Why the majority of the media is ignoring this? Depends on which media I guess. The Biased Lame Stream Media won't report on this because they are actively complicit in protecting this President from any bad press exposure. This includes which stories they report on and which they don't as well as which stories are highlighted, front page above the fold, and which are relegated to the back pages and essentially covered but buried.

    Other news outlets have spent a fair amount of reporting on the obvious presidential lies that my guess is they are now starting to be de-emphasized their coverage of it.
    Unfortunately the Media tends to do this for all presidents.

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    Re: White House ignores 'lie of the year' award

    Of course, I expect all politicians to draw attention to their own lies.


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    Re: White House ignores 'lie of the year' award

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Of course, I expect all politicians to draw attention to their own lies.
    "Lets review where I made an ass of myself...."

    Maybe like an old-school slideshow

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    Re: White House ignores 'lie of the year' award

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, looky here...Could the press be waking up and starting to do its job? Or was this lie just too big to ignore?
    It amazes me how people still believe in the myth of the "liberal media". The media has raked President Obama over the coals for the past several years when it's been monetarily beneficial to do so.

    It's not a liberal media, it's a sensationalistic media and they cover what makes money.

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