Monday, November 4, 2013
Did Obama 'Lie' About Key Obamacare Provision?
You know, the one about everyone being able to keep their personal insurance if they want to. The NYT in an editorial yesterday hit him for it but said he merely "misspoke." Right-wingers and some readers claimed that was far too soft. On the other hand, the Times in its editorial voice has never said that Bush or Cheney "lied" about WMD in Iraq, so there's that. Anyway, public editor Margaret Sullivan took the question to editorial page boss Andy Rosenthal, who doesn't back down. He says we don't know what Obama knew when he made that statement, multiple times. Sullivan doesn't offer her own view in this case.
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