The distortions that take place in a political campaign are supposed to be corrected by a free and open and unaffiliated press, but in the
United States the press has been
cowered into fear of Conservatives.
Whenever the press reports the facts that do not support the
Conservative’s positions, the Conservatives immediately cry ‘bias’. Of course that’s true, facts are biased
Case in point is oil importation and energy independence. Remember ‘Drill baby drill’, the mantra of Republicans in the 2008 campaign. They said Democrats were against increasing
energy independence because Democrats did not want to destroy the environment
everywhere with off shore drilling everywhere. Conservation and alternative energy sources
wouldn’t work they said.
Of course, they were wrong then and they are wrong today. From the Financial Times
January 8, 2013 11:50 pm
US oil imports to fall to lowest in 25 years
Gosh that can’t be right, it is certainly not being reported on Fox News. No, it is being reported in responsible (foreign) news sources.
As for Sarah Palin (remember her, miss her anyone?) she is celebrating the energy renaissance by blissful quietude on the subject. Thanks Sarah, and feel free to continue celebrating that way in the future.