President Obama was taking a whack at critics of his health care law, and that may include the media coverage of all the people getting kicked off their insurance plans.

In arguing that only a “fraction” of Americans will pay more for new plans and that they are being booted from substandard policies, the president said: “If you leave that stuff out, you’re being grossly misleading, to say the least.”

Does he have a point?

Let’s start by saying it was the president who was being misleading with his repeated vow that if you like your plan and like your doctor, you can keep them. It’s clear now that the administration knew he could never have kept that promise, which earned him four Pinocchios from the Washington Post.