Twitter and the power of lies

Last month we told you how several federal unions had issued a statement opposing the Postmaster General’s plan to take postal workers out of the federal health insurance program, and force them into a program run by the USPS, which we like to refer to as DonahoeCare. The headline was: “Fed unions say DonahoeCare would “destabilize the FEHBP and raise costs for federal employees, retirees, and their families”

So you can imagine my surprise when I received this tweet today:

I always like to give people the benefit of the doubt, so even though the individual obviously must have deliberately modified my headline to suit his purposes, I politely corrected him:

When you’re caught in a lie, what do you do? Change the subject!

… and keep changing it:

And when that doesn’t work, plead ignorance!

fnc-20090624-sanfordBecause who has the time to scroll back a couple of tweets! I’m sure Steve’s incorrect quote, changing “Donahoe” to “Obama” was an honest mistake- you know, sort of like when a GOP politician gets caught in a sex scandal, and Fox News accidentally identifies him as a Democrat?