Posts Tagged ‘Koch Industries’

The WaPo: Two newspapers in one!

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Newspaper 1, headline:
The biggest lease holder in Canada’s oil sands isn’t Exxon Mobil or Chevron. It’s the Koch brothers.

Newspaper 2, same article, 5th paragraph:

The link between Koch and Keystone XL is, however, indirect at best. Koch’s oil production in northern Alberta is “negligible,” according to industry sources and quarterly publications of the provincial government. Moreover, Koch has not reserved any space in the Keystone XL pipeline, a process that usually takes place before a pipeline is built. The pipeline also does not run anywhere near Koch’s refining facilities. And TransCanada, owner of the Keystone routes, says Koch is not expected to be one of the pipeline’s customers.

John Hinderaker:

I would add this, from Wikipedia: the Athabasca Oil Sands planned production through 2024. Koch isn’t even on the list. Zero. Nada

But, hey, the WaPo’s sources are the far-left International Forum on Globalization via some guy who was arrested during the anti-WTO demonstrations in Seattle back in November 1999, and the reporter is married to Andrew Light, who writes on climate policy for the Center for American Progress.

I couldn’t make up this stuff if I tried.

Postscript:

A proposed pipeline to transport Canadian crude from oil sands in Alberta to U.S. refining centers could further restrict Venezuela’s access to profitable export markets, according to Tissot Associates.

UPDATE:
Washington Post Writers Respond to Powerline’s Criticism


Krugman’s Freudian note

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Economist Steve Hanke explains it, Prof. Krugman: Ace of the Ad Hominem Smear

Prof. Paul Krugman’s New York Times column of March 27th, “American Thought Police,” made this startling assertion: “the hard right — which these days is more or less synonymous with the Republican Party — has a modus operandi when it comes to scholars expressing views it dislikes: never mind the substance, go for the smear.”  What would Dr. Freud say?  Well, after careful study of Prof. Krugman’s works and one trip to the couch, Dr. Freud diagnosed the patient and proclaimed, “projection bias.”  Yes, the ace of the ad hominem smear is simply projecting his own attributes and habits of mind and deed to others.

Speaking of “go for the smear”, read about The Paranoid Style in Liberal Politics
The left’s obsession with the Koch brothers
. A lengthy article which illustrates at what lengths the Left will go.

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