PolitiFact sometimes rates statements on a "Flip-O-Meter," indicating when a public figure has reversed positions on something.
With the "Flip-O-Meter" in mind, we offer Michelle Obama's Democratic National Convention speech as a potential flip, fit to note for our Nothing To See Here feature. As a number of media outlets have noted, the First Lady said back in 2008 that she was proud of her country for the first time. Now, in 2016 she says "This right now is the greatest country on earth."
Did something change other than Michelle Obama's mind? Did the Obama presidency propel the United States to new heights of greatness?
We're certainly not the first to notice the discrepancy. We first saw it mentioned at Power Line blog.
Tangentially related: A Zebra Fact Check of Will McAvoy's rant on American greatness from the television series "The Newsroom."