What's Missing from Politifact's 'Lie of the Year' Nominees

Oddly enough, Politifact’s an Unbiased, Objective News Outlet is not on the list.

Here are the noms:

Largest tax increase: “Obamacare is . . . the largest tax increase in the history of the world.”
- Rush Limbaugh on Thursday, June 28th, 2012 in comments on his radio show
Pants on Fire

Abortion: Mitt Romney “backed a bill that outlaws all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest.”
- Barack Obama on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 in a TV ad
Pants on Fire

Bain Capital: Mitt Romney and Bain Capital are to blame in a woman’s premature death when they closed the plant where her husband worked.
- Priorities USA Action on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 in campaign ad
False

‘Likes to fire people': When it comes to jobless workers, “Mitt Romney says he likes to fire people.”
- Jack Markell on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 in a speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
False

Deficit blame: “Over the last four years, the deficit has gone up, but 90 percent of that is as a consequence of” President George W. Bush’s policies and the recession.
- Barack Obama on Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 in an interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes”
False

Jeeps in China: Barack Obama “sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China” at the cost of American jobs.
- Mitt Romney on Monday, October 29th, 2012 in a television ad
Pants on Fire

Not on the list is what truly was Lie of the Year, and that was Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)’s outrageous claim that “some guy told him” Mitt Romney didn’t pay his taxes.

 

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