Liberal newspapers like the New York Times are determined to protect Obama’s legacy at any cost, including their own integrity. They recently claimed that Obama only lied 18 times as president, which is a laugh.
Obama told more lies than that about Obamacare alone.
The Washington Examiner has complied a list. Take a look:
New York Times claims Obama only told 18 falsehoods during his whole presidency. Here are 18 he told in selling Obamacare in 2009 alone
The New York Times has published a story with an accompanying chart suggesting that while President Trump has told 103 falsehoods during his first 10 months in office, President Barack Obama told just 18 throughout his entire presidency. It was a chart clearly designed to be spread widely on social media, given that it confirms all the priors of the publication’s readership. But it was also absurdly charitable to Obama. In fact, an additional analysis of Obama’s public statements, detailed below, finds that in fact, Obama had told at least 18 falsehoods in selling Obamacare in 2009 alone.
1) “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan.”
This is the only one on my list that the New York Times actually mentions. However, even in mentioning it, they cover for Obama…
2) The “average American family is paying thousands” in extra premiums to cover uncompensated care for the uninsured
Not even close.
3) “We spend about $6,000 per person more than any other industrialized nation on Earth”
Obama made a variation of this claim a number of times, including at an AARP forum. And it was not true.
4) Obama claimed a decision to revoke insurance led to an Illinois man’s death
But facts show the man in question did receive treatment and lived for another three years, and the insurance company could not be blamed for his death.
5) “I have not said that I was a single-payer supporter.”
Obama made this claim in 2009, but in 2003 he had said, “I happen to be a proponent of a single-payer universal health care program.”
The New York Times has no shame. They think people don’t remember anything.