Deep Drilling Hoax

The so-called liberal media is never ending in its pushing of right wing propaganda. Take the case of off-shore drilling for oil. In Eric Alterman’s article, Think Again: Shallow Reporting on Deep Drilling, the evidence showing the downsides of drilling is given:

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Agency projects that drilling would only yield merely 200,000 barrels of oil over a period of 20 years. This comes to roughly 0.2 percent of world oil production, which the EIA says is too small to have any significant effect on prices. These figures contradict the entire “drill here, drill now, pay less” mantra.

Here’s how our so-called liberal mainstream media reports this information:

Yet the Center for Economic and Policy Research has conducted a stunning survey of just how infrequently this information appears in the mainstream media’s narrative on drilling. From June 16 to August 9, there were 267 broadcasts that mentioned proposed drilling, including “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “Meet the Press,” CNN, and “Fox News.” Of these 267 broadcasts, only one saw fit to include the EIA data.

As Eric Alterman says, “Is it any surprise, therefore, that 74 percent of the public now favors drilling offshore—a demonstrably useless policy?” And this is just one of the things that really make me wonder whether America is going to survive as a democracy much longer into this 21rst century!

For more on how the so-called liberal media continues to pass on right-wing propaganda without critical analysis of any kind see here.

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