Politifact Editor Angie Drobnic Holan joined CNN Thursday to discuss Politifact’s 2013 Lie of the Year. The winner: President Obama’s promise, "if you like your plan, you can keep it."
"The editors of Politifact chose this because it had the most influence on the national debate," Drobnic Holan explained. "It’s something we flagged back in 2009… and we knew back then not everybody would to be able to keep their healthcare plan, and this was the year it was proved false with all the cancellation letters going out."
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"We found 37 times when he made that claim with no caveats, and that’s what got him the ‘pants on fire’ rating," Drobnic Holan said.