The New York Times has now decided that President Obama’s lie about Americans being able to keep their health insurance wasn’t a lie at all – instead, it was an “incorrect promise.” That’s the language Times reporters Michael D. Shear and Robert Pear used in describing Obama’s big fib in their Tuesday piece, “Obama in Bind Trying to Keep Health Law Vow.”
The reporters did point out that Obama apologized for “wrongly assuring Americans that they could retain their health plans if they wanted,” but then labeled that wrongful assurance an “incorrect promise on health care coverage.”
An incorrect promise is sort of like a “white Hispanic” – a phrase made up by the media in order to reach a predetermined political endpoint. There are those of us in the real world who label an “incorrect promise” what it is: a lie. And then there is The New York Times.
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013). He is also Editor-in-Chief of TruthRevolt.org. Follow Ben Shapiro on Twitter @benshapiro.