Monday, March 24, 2014

How the Press Always Seeks the Truth

On Thursday, the Washington Post published an article by Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin titled “The biggest lease holder in Canada’s oil sands isn't Exxon Mobil or Chevron. It’s the Koch brothers.” The article’s first paragraph included this claim:

    The biggest lease holder in the northern Alberta oil sands is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, the privately-owned cornerstone of the fortune of conservative Koch brothers Charles and David.

The theme of the article was that the Keystone Pipeline is all about the Koch brothers; or, at least, that this is a plausible claim. The Post authors relied on a report by a far-left group called International Forum on Globalization that I debunked last October.

So Thursday evening, I wrote about the Post article here. I pointed out that Koch is not, in fact, the largest leaser of tar sands land; that Koch will not be a user of the pipeline if it is built; and that construction of the Keystone Pipeline would actually be harmful to Koch’s economic interests, which is why Koch has never taken a position on the pipeline’s construction. The Keystone Pipeline, in short, has nothing whatsoever to do with the Koch brothers.

How does the Press Always Seek the Truth? Actually, it doesn't bother.


Wise Old man said...

There is a reason why Obama does not stand up to defend Western values. The difference between the US/Russia is the moral strength, of the countries leadership. Ours has no western values. In fact, I cannot think of one single thing that makes Obama one of us. He is as foreign to American culture as he can possibly get. And let me add this: IMO, there is very little difference between Barack Hussein Obama and Jim Jones: one of those assholes convinced Americans to reelect him to the White House in 2012, the other asshole convinced his followers to drink the Kool-Aid. This is what our kids are learning in college. When we have people like Kerry, Hillary, Reid, and Pelosie running things and making decisions, we are in lots of trouble, as we are seeing now.. I think Vladi has discovered that our Emperor has no clothes.
The reality that obama is clueless on Russia, looks foolish, which leads to his approval numbers falling resulting in the Dems efforts to retain the Senate in November less and less likely.

sue hanes said...

Joe - It's too bad - isn't it - that the press doesn't always seek the truth. There are many people who believe everthing they read - and don't realize that it's not the truth.