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Washington Post walks back bogus piece on Koch brothers’ oil sands holdings
twtchy ^ | 3/21/14 | staff

Posted on 03/21/2014 4:58:32 PM PDT by Nachum

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Which is it? Are the Koch brothers the largest land owner in Canada’s oil sands or not? The two reporters who worked on the same article don’t seem to agree. In fact, the original article was such a mess, the Washington Post today ran a follow-up piece headlined, “Why we wrote about the Koch Industries and its leases in Canada’s oil sands.”

Credit for that critical second look goes to John Hinderaker of Powerline, who thoroughly debunked the Post’s original piece, concluding that the Post “relied uncritically on a goofball far-left report” provided by the anti-Keystone XL pipeline activist group the International Forum on Globalization. Why rely so heavily on numbers provided by the IFG? Because the Koch brothers, that’s why.Which is it? Are the Koch brothers the largest land owner in Canada’s oil sands or not? The two reporters who worked on the same article don’t seem to agree. In fact, the original article was such a mess, the Washington Post today ran a follow-up piece headlined, “Why we wrote about the Koch Industries and its leases in Canada’s oil sands.”

Credit for that critical second look goes to John Hinderaker of Powerline, who thoroughly debunked the Post’s original piece, concluding that the Post “relied uncritically on a goofball far-left report” provided by the anti-Keystone XL pipeline activist group the International Forum on Globalization. Why rely so heavily on numbers provided by the IFG? Because the Koch brothers, that’s why.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: demagogicparty; enemedia; keystonexl; koch; kochbrothers; memebuilding; oil; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; post; washington; washingtonpost
The bloggers strike.... again.
1 posted on 03/21/2014 4:58:32 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

2 posted on 03/21/2014 5:02:11 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Nachum
In other words they put themselves clearly in the category of absolute liars for the socialist left, AGAIN!!!!!!!
3 posted on 03/21/2014 5:03:33 PM PDT by oldenuff2no
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To: Nachum

The International Forum for Globalization is an international marxist organization. There might be some information on it at www.keywiki.org and www.DiscoverTheNetwork.org, as well as www.wikipedia.

The problem is, you have to know who the people are you are involved with the IFG (i.e. their marxist/communist affiliations as well as their groups).

Once you do this, you’ll understand just who they really are and what they are up to.


4 posted on 03/21/2014 5:04:22 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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Powerline is a great site. Everyone should read it. Authoritative, the blog always hits the nail on the head. Scott Johnson, John H., and Steven Hayward are true patriots and deserve all the acclaim they get. Scott M. is a bit wordy and difficult to follow; probably the most liberal of the powerline gang.
5 posted on 03/21/2014 5:07:25 PM PDT by Fungi
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They are all great except Paul Mirengoff. Who is a beltway doofus.


6 posted on 03/21/2014 5:14:30 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Nachum
The Post remains unreconstructed.

The rest of the twitchy post, which you somhow missed, is at the link:

The Post’s conclusion from all of this mess?

The Powerline article itself, and its tone, is strong evidence that issues surrounding the Koch brothers’ political and business interests will stir and inflame public debate in this election year. That’s why we wrote the piece.

In other words, the article, though fake, is accurate, since it stirs and inflames public debate. That's what we (the Post) intended to do, we did it and therefore accomplished our objective. "That's why we wrote the article", to stir and inflame public debate.

The Post shows no remorse for its lies. Far from it, they celebrate it.

That's what the public gets when it reads the Post: deliberate, intentional lies, a trait that it celebrates and is proud of.

7 posted on 03/21/2014 5:49:11 PM PDT by Kennard
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“Why we wrote about the Koch Industries and its leases in Canada’s oil sands.”........................
This headline is not much of an apology or admission of publishing lies.


8 posted on 03/21/2014 5:51:34 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: Nachum

Rule #1: Choose your battles wisely.

The Power of the pen is NOT mightier than the power of a check book; especaially a check book with a balance of one billion smack-a-roos. Idiots!


9 posted on 03/21/2014 5:59:52 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorse Mitch McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/03/washington-post-falls-for-left-wing-fraud-embarrasses-itself.php


10 posted on 03/21/2014 6:13:28 PM PDT by Kennard
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“We lied to spur debate.
That people have reacted so strongly to our lie
proves it to be an important fabrication
going forward into this election year.”


11 posted on 03/21/2014 7:00:23 PM PDT by kanawa
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