A story about Mitt Romney using the phrase "government takeover" from last week again rated the claim "Pants on Fire," and though the story noted the criticism the rating received, the story does not address the criticism.
This morning PolitiFact editor Bill Adair wrote a brief story decrying the brazenness of those who repeat the suppose lie, and his story doesn't even bother to acknowledge the past criticism:
PolitiFact has repeatedly rated that False or Pants on Fire and selected it as our 2010 Lie of the Year. But the line still gets repeated, most recently by likely presidential candidate Mitt Romney.The rationale PolitiFact placed behind its ruling was always flawed, and the failure to address criticism only magnifies the failure.
For the umpteenth time, people understand "government takeover" to mean increased federal government control of health care. PPACA clearly increases federal government control of health care.
Get a clue, PolitiFact.