Sunday, June 15, 2008

Stupidly Biased Headlines

At Comcast's homepage, the headline reads, "Companies get OK to harm polar bears. When you go to the actual story though, they soften the bias a bit. The headline reads, "Companies get OK to annoy polar bears". Then there is this provocative opening,
Less than a month after declaring polar bears a threatened species because of global warming, the Bush administration is giving oil companies permission to annoy and potentially harm them in the pursuit of oil and natural gas.

The Fish and Wildlife Service issued regulations this week providing legal protection to seven oil companies planning to search for oil and gas in the Chukchi Sea off the northwestern coast of Alaska if "small numbers" of polar bears or Pacific walruses are incidentally harmed by their activities over the next five years.

Environmentalists said the new regulations give oil companies a blank check to harass the polar bear.
If you are not an acolyte of Al Gore and you are intelligent enough to keep reading, you get to,
However, the Fish and Wildlife Service said oil and gas exploration will have a negligible effect on the bears' population.

"The oil and gas industry in operating under the kind of rules they have operated under for 15 years has not been a threat to the species," H. Dale Hall, the Fish and Wildlife Service's director, told The Associated Press on Friday. "It was the ice melting and the habitat going away that was a threat to the species over everything else."
"Polar bears are already protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which has more stringent protections for polar bears than the Endangered Species Act does,"
There is no evidence of a polar bear being killed by oil and gas activities in Alaska since 1993, according to the Fish and Wildlife Service. Since 1960, when the hunt for oil and gas began in Alaska, only two fatalities of polar bears have been linked to oil and gas activities in the state, the service said.
Inbetween, there are some typically stupid statements by environmentalists who don't want us to have any oil or gasoline ever again.

The other stupidly biased headline was in today's Detroit Free Press. It read, "Broad scale of U.S. injustice revealed." It actually comes from the reliably anti-American, anti-Israel, McClatchy Newspapers. According to the article, somehow the United States military picked up the wrong guys on the battlefields of Afghanistan and foolishly imprisoned them in Guatanamo Bay. They're all innocent. They're all victims of circumstance. No mention is made of the "innocent" detainees, who after being released from Gitmo have been recaptured on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
At least 10 detainees released from the Guantanamo Bay prison after U.S. officials concluded they posed little threat have been recaptured or killed fighting U.S. or coalition forces in Pakistan and Afghanistan, according to Pentagon officials.

One of the repatriated prisoners is still at large after taking leadership of a militant faction in Pakistan and aligning himself with al Qaeda, Pakistani officials said. In telephone calls to Pakistani reporters, he has bragged that he tricked his U.S. interrogators into believing he was someone else.

Another returned captive is an Afghan teenager who had spent two years at a special compound for young detainees at the military prison in Cuba, where he learned English, played sports and watched videos, informed sources said. U.S. officials believed they had persuaded him to abandon his life with the Taliban, but recently the young man, now 18, was recaptured with other Taliban fighters near Kandahar, Afghanistan, according to the sources, who asked for anonymity because they were discussing sensitive military information.
The MSM is getting lamer by the day. Not only are they actively working against the interests of Western civilization, they barely even try to hide it.

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