Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Media Sychophancy Requires an Amazing Imagination

CBS News had one of their political reporters evaluate President Obama's campaign promises to determine (in her mind) whether he held to his convictions.  The result is rather humorous in the steeped out Liberal bias she portrays.  Here is my favorite of the bunch:

"As president, I will tap our natural gas reserves, invest in clean coal technology, and find ways to safely harness nuclear power." KEPT
A natural gas pipeline starting in Alaska has made progress under the Obama administration, while the stimulus invested in clean coal technology. The president has also stepped up nuclear safety reviews in the U.S. and also invested in international efforts to improve nuclear safety.

The Keystone Pipeline?!?!?!?!  Obama has "MADE PROGRESS" in that regard?  I don't think so.  What he did was shut down the northern portion of that project under the guise of "further study being necessary."  In fact, all the way up until March 9, 2012 he was lobbying hard against allowing the southern portion to proceed.  22 days later, he was taking credit for TransCanada proceeding with a campaign stop in Oklahoma.   Incidentally, he argued against the entire project when he was in the Senate.

I, also, find it amusing that the promise from Obama was to find ways to safely harness Nuclear Energy (which we already have instituted, by the way)...and the CBS cheerleader thinks this is a fulfilled promise because the "president has stepped up safety reviews."  Ummm...apples in oranges.   The president isn't pioneering  ways to harness nuclear energy...he is increasing the beaucracy by having myriad due diligence inspections pepper the industry. 

As far as the coal industry goes....ask West Virginia how they feel about Obama's investments.  He is slowly (or not so slowly) cramming EPA requirements down their throats, and sabotaging the entire industry, just like he said he would at a San Francisco campaign stop that wasn't meant for public consumption. 

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