Someone tell the WaPo,
— Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) September 28, 2017
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.
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.
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.
A riveting report by Rusty Weiss at Accuracy in Media,
Scandal at The Washington Post: Fraud, Lobbying & Insider Trading
The Washington Post has seen a decline in newspaper circulation and journalistic business that they have been almost solely reliant on the success of their cash generating education business, Kaplan University. Chairman of the Post Company Don Graham has willfully turned a blind eye to allegations of fraudulent business practices, excessive student debt and hardship, and exorbitant executive compensation at the for-profit college. At the same time, Graham has actively engaged in lobbying to help generate profits on the backs of the very students he claims to serve, and also engaged in suspicious stock trading that has greatly benefited his family.
Read the whole thing.
Investor’s Business Daily posts on the Washington Post’s editorial, and calls their Yellow Journalism,
Just days before the U.S.-Colombia free trade pact heads for a vote, the Washington Post publishes a story claiming Colombia’s miracle is a sham. This is a smear unworthy of the name “journalism.”
Topping the front page in its Sunday edition with “A case of aid gone bad in Colombia,” the Post attempted to rewrite history by claiming the U.S.’s $8 billion Plan Colombia military program that broke the back of its drug cartels was really … a waste.
Pay no attention to the safety, security and economic growth that have made Colombia such an attractive partner for a free trade treaty expected to go to a vote in September. And definitely pay no attention to the 80%-plus popularity of President Alvaro Uribe among Colombians who see him as their Lincoln.
The Post would have you believe Plan Colombia and Uribe’s extraordinary leadership are tainted by corruption, that U.S. military aid should end and that a trade pact is out of the question. The Post’s smear job is nothing but a last-ditch effort to discredit Uribe and derail free trade.
The Post claims American cash, equipment and elite training were used in spying operations against Colombia’s Supreme Court, political opponents and civil society groups.
Quoting three jailed Colombian officials, two ex-U.S. diplomats who served well before Plan Colombia, an anonymous embassy official, Wikileaks and two no-comments from CIA and Uribe spokesmen, there’s not a single fact supporting a claim that U.S. money was wasted or abused. In fact, it’s quite the opposite: The State Department explicitly denies misuse of its aid, and notes that the allegations have been stale for years.
The Post even admits that Colombian prosecutors claim no U.S. wrongdoing.
The Washington Madam is a newspaper:
For $25,000 to $250,000, The Washington Post has offered lobbyists and association executives off-the-record, nonconfrontational access to “those powerful few”: Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and — at first — even the paper’s own reporters and editors.
Words fail me, but No Sheeples has a few choice comments on the presstitutes.
James Joyner was wondering,
There are two obvious stories here. First, the Post is going down a very steep, slippery slope to losing all journalistic credibility. Second, the Post’s management seems to think that they have senior White House staff at their beck and call. If there’s merit to this, it may be a bigger story than the first.
As it turns out, Howard Kurtz anwered the first question: Post Publisher Cancels Plans for Off-the-Record ‘Salons’.
For now, the second issue, whether the Post’s management “seems to think that they have senior White House staff at their beck and call” can only be surmised, considering that the “off-the-record dinner and discussion” were to take place at the home of CEO and Publisher Katharine Weymouth.
Was anyone really surprised?