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Monday, January 21, 2013

Politifact Loses Last of Credibility When 'Lie Of The Year' Ends Up Being True

By Susuan Duclos

Short and sweet.

Flashback to what Politifact named their "Lie of the Year", published on December 12, 2012.

PolitiFact has selected Romney's claim that Barack Obama "sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China" at the cost of American jobs as the 2012 Lie of the Year.

They gave Romney a "Pants on Fire."

Jump forward to Reuters just a little over a month later on January 17, 2013:

Fiat (FIA.MI) and its U.S. unit Chrysler expect to roll out at least 100,000 Jeeps in China when production starts in 2014 as they seek to catch up with rivals in the world's biggest car market.


"We expect production of around 100,000 Jeeps per year which is expandable to 200,000," [Chrysler CEO Sergio] Marchionne, who is also CEO of Chrysler, said on the sidelines of a conference, adding production could start in 18 months.

Related from July 2011: "Chrysler Is Now Officially An Italian Company, Total Taxpayer Cost: $1.3b"

Politifact credibility... Gone.

H/T The Weekly Standard