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Post Watch: Encouraging Addiction(s)

January 19th, 2012 · Comments Off on Post Watch: Encouraging Addiction(s)

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Tags: Energy · Post Watch · Washington Post

Unpublished Letters: Fact Checker’s Partial Facts On Pipeline Employment Implications

December 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment

WarrenS has taken on an admirable resolution: to send a letter to the editor (LTE) (or, well, a major politician) every single day, on the critical issues of climate change and energy. This discusses his approach and here is an amusing ‘template’ to for rapid letter writing. Now, I have always written letters and even […]

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Tags: Energy · media · Post Watch · unpublished letters · Washington Post

Washington Post washes its hands with passive voice re climate change confusion

December 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

The Washington Post / ABC News 13 Dec 09 poll had both some gloomy and some bright news when it comes to Americans’ perspectives about climate change and how/whether we should act in response to them. The Post/ABC poll and The Post‘s 18 Dec 09 reporting of it in On environment, Obama and scientists take […]

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Tags: anti-science syndrome · climate change · energy efficiency · George Will · Global Warming · global warming deniers · government energy policy

Blogging about WashPost OPED Editing: Inane or Insane?

August 1st, 2009 · 3 Comments

In Sunday’s Washington Post, yet another inane, deceptive, truthiness laden OPED appears on energy issues. Not satisfied with publishing George Will’s Will-ful Deceit, Krauthammer’s fact-free forays into energy analysis, Samuelson’s truthiness, and Sarah Palin’s paltry shallowness, and others, Kathleen Parker has stepped up to the plate for an attack on the American Clean Energy and […]

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Tags: Energy · truthiness · Washington Post

Sarah “Energy Expert” Palin: Ready to lead America away from science and back into the past

July 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Amid many astounding and bizaare themes of the 2008 election, one of the most absurd came from the Republican Party’s determined efforts to cast Sarah Palin as one of the nation’s top energy experts. Putting aside the 10,000s (if not 100,000s or even millions) of Americans who are more knowledgeable of energy issues, Palin demonstrated […]

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Tags: Energy

The Bill’s a Clunker, So is the Post’s Take on It

June 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Congress has approved and sent to President Obama, as part of the Supplemental, a $1 billion (down-payment on a) Cash-for-Clunkers bill. As structured, this bill is a clunker that will do a poor job at achieving any (and, well, all) of the legitimate objectives of such legislation: Stimulate economic activity Improve traffic / highway safety […]

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Tags: automobiles · Energy

A reason to open the Washington Post …

May 10th, 2009 · Comments Off on A reason to open the Washington Post …

As regular readers of these pages (these electrons) are aware, there are many , Many, MANY reasons to find frustration in The Washington Post opinion pages which are, on occasion, balanced by sanity in responding letters and OPEDs. There is, however, one quite consistent voice who makes opening those pages worthwhile: the Post’s pulitzer prize-winning […]

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Tags: cartoon · climate change · Energy · environmental · Global Warming

Will Will’s deceptions ever be fact-checked by WashPost?

May 7th, 2009 · 4 Comments

The Washington Post opinion page editor, Fred Hiatt, has made strong statements about the strength and quality of fact-checking for the columnists within his pages. told by editorial page editor Fred Hiatt — that multiple editors had checked Will’s sources, we don’t have lax standards for accuracy … in general, we do careful fact checking. […]

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Tags: Congress · Energy · hybrid · politics · transportation

Hiatt Again Stands Up For Will-Ful Deceit

April 29th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Facing dissent from within The Washington Post, dissent that has gone public in many ways, and with the Post editorial board implicitly having rebuked George Will’s repeated Will-ful deceit in multiple ways, Washington Post opinion page editor Fred Hiatt was pitched a softball question in an online chat enabling him to undo some of the […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming · journalism

Hiattian Climate Deception Strikes Post OPED Section Again

April 24th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Fred Hiatt’s studied journalistic malpractice in his mismanagement of the Washington Post editorial pages when it comes to the energy and climate domain merits a name. Just as the specifics related to George Will’s serial deceptions mounted into The Will Affai, the serial “faux and balanced” nature of WashPost opinion pieces on energy and climate […]

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Tags: journalism · renewable fuel · Solar Energy · truthiness · wind power