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Washington Post Falls For Left-Wing Fraud, Embarrasses Itself
Powerline ^ | March 20, 2014 | John Hinderaker

Posted on 03/21/2014 4:14:18 AM PDT by don-o

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Why would the Washington Post embarrass itself by republishing a thoroughly discredited attempt to link the Koch brothers to the Keystone Pipeline? Because that is a Democratic Party talking point, and the Post is a Democratic Party newspaper. But the truth is a little worse than that.

Who is Post reporter Juliet Eilperin? Among other things, she is married to Andrew Light, who writes on climate policy for the Center for American Progress. The Center for American Progress is an Obama administration front group headed by John Podesta, who is a “special advisor” to the Obama administration. CAP’s web site, Think Progress, has carried out a years-long vendetta against the Koch brothers that has focused largely on the environment. Ms. Eilperin’s conflict in writing about environmental issues has already been a subject of controversy at the Post. The paper’s ombudsman should examine this latest example of Ms. Eilperin throwing facts to the winds in her eagerness to promote her (and her husband’s) far-left agenda.

(Excerpt) Read more at powerlineblog.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: koch; wapo
This comes as no shocking revelation to those who pay attention. But, it's nice to see it in print.
1 posted on 03/21/2014 4:14:18 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o; holdonnow

Yep. That’s why Levin refers to it as the Washington Pompost. Lol.


2 posted on 03/21/2014 4:24:33 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: don-o; holdonnow

Yep. That’s why Levin refers to it as the Washington Compost. Lol. Damn iPad.


3 posted on 03/21/2014 4:27:32 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: don-o

I submit that it impossible for an organization as dishonest as the WP to be embarrassed.


4 posted on 03/21/2014 4:36:32 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: b4its2late

I like “p o m p o s t” too.


5 posted on 03/21/2014 4:37:54 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: don-o

“Fallas” for left-wing fraud? It IS a left-wing fraud...


6 posted on 03/21/2014 4:40:33 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Common Sense 101

“Falls” for left-wing fraud? It IS a left-wing fraud...


7 posted on 03/21/2014 4:41:31 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: don-o

Washington Post ‘fell’ for nothing. They knew it to be a fraud; they are part of the Ministry of Propaganda, engaged in the two-minute-hate of Emmanuel Goldstein.


8 posted on 03/21/2014 4:42:04 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: don-o

Do NOT hold breath while awaiting a correction in the WaPo


9 posted on 03/21/2014 4:47:14 AM PDT by ken5050 (I fear a world run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating)
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To: don-o
It's almost as if we are living in an alternative universe. To be against Keystone you have to believe several of the following:

Lowering CO2 emissions is an important goal.

Not building Keystone will shut in oilsands production and lower CO2 emissions.

An additional 650,000 B/D uninterruptible oil supply to CONUS would not lower energy prices or increase energy security for the US or increase job creation.

Shipping the oil by rail is safer and more environmentally friendly.

I could go on, but you get the picture. There is a certain cognitive dissonance being embraced by a large percentage of the populace. I hope enough of them get over it. Soon.

10 posted on 03/21/2014 4:49:28 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: don-o

Print?

The Noo Yawk Times is print. The LA Times is print. Gannett is print.

Powerline is a website. The unwashed masses still get their news from fishwrap and CNN.

When you see one of them discussing this, then you can say it’s in print. Until then, it’s “just another screed by bloggers in pajamas.”


11 posted on 03/21/2014 4:52:37 AM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: Steely Tom

Lol. Thanks.


12 posted on 03/21/2014 4:54:07 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Old Sarge
“just another screed by bloggers in pajamas.”

I'm not getting your point. Are you saying we need to post only from "reliable" MSM sources? Why the contempt for the bloggers? I know there is a disdain for a certain segment of those. But, this piece contains some real investigative journalism.

13 posted on 03/21/2014 5:01:03 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Old Sarge; humblegunner

But ... but ... but ...

Blogs!
Blogs is the New Media!
Blogs is holy and goodness and cupcakes!
(Oh, wait - that’s John Kerry.)

Yay, Blogs!


14 posted on 03/21/2014 5:01:06 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
There is a certain cognitive dissonance vacuum being embraced by a large percentage of the populace.
15 posted on 03/21/2014 5:18:03 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: shibumi
Blogs is the New Media!


16 posted on 03/21/2014 5:28:51 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: don-o

My point was bitter sarcasm.

The best investigative journalism, where the original spirit of journalism still survives, is NOT in the MSM, but rather in the online blogs and alternate media. We all know this; hell, we as FReepers are a part of it.

But the great unwashed - aka Zombies, aka Sheeple, aka low-info’s - are taught to dismiss the alternate media as fringe, kooks, and illegitimate. The mind control of Socialism is complete.

Yes, it’s accurate. Yes, it’s good journalism. And yes, it will be suppressed by MINITRUE.


17 posted on 03/21/2014 5:33:00 AM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: Old Sarge; don-o
I'd like to see someone do a similar report/graphic using "legacy print media."


18 posted on 03/21/2014 5:46:43 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Thank you for a good post on the actual content. (Some here prefer to play in the weeds.)


19 posted on 03/21/2014 5:59:51 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: shibumi

From their looks, and certainly their political stance, they come from the extreme shallow end of the gene pool.


20 posted on 03/21/2014 6:00:21 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
Tityle should read "washington post IS a left wing fraud".
21 posted on 03/21/2014 6:17:35 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: don-o

Herr Joseph Goebbels would be very proud of this clone/drone!


22 posted on 03/21/2014 6:27:41 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: don-o
Good article, thanks.

And it is nice to see it in print.

23 posted on 03/21/2014 11:36:24 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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