Why would the Washington Post do this?


Keystone XL pipeline map
Keystone XL pipeline map
John Hinderaker of Powerline reports on “sheer misinformation” found in a Washington Post newspaper story concerning Koch Industries, Canadian oil sands, and the Keystone pipeline. The article, The biggest lease holder in Canada’s oil sands isn’t Exxon Mobil or Chevron. It’s the Koch brothers, is authored by Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin. Hinderaker concludes:

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.

Continue reading at Washington Post falls for left-wing fraud, embarrasses itself.


One response to “Why would the Washington Post do this?”

  1. ictator

    The power establishment in Washington is fully exposed with this inaccurate report. This provides the first hand evidence of how the news is manipulated with inaccurate bilge being pumped out of the Babylon on the Potomac from what used to be the “premier” newspaper in our capital. This disgraceful article is so odious that I thought that it had initially appeared in either the NY Slimes or front organization for the regime.

    I am now reading a biography of Cicero so I will have a better understanding of what it is like to live in the last days of a republic.

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