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And, by gosh, were they dangerous!<br />\n ABC&rsquo;s Peter Jennings narrated a promo on July 9 of that year, saying: &ldquo;Next week on ABC&rsquo;s &lsquo;World News Tonight,&rsquo; a series of reports about our environment which will tell you precisely what the new Congress has in mind: The most frontal assault on the environment in 25 years. Is this what the country wants?&rdquo;<br />\n That&rsquo;s not subtle &mdash; &ldquo;the most frontal assault on the environment.&rdquo; It&rsquo;s as if the Republicans wrote legislation to poison the air and water and execute all the endangered species.<br />\n Jennings wasn&rsquo;t alone. NBC News was pretty sure we were all going to die. It offered a competing promo on July 17: &ldquo;Safe food, safe water, safe air, safe transportation: You have this protection now, but you might be about to lose it. Why? Watch a special In Depth report on &lsquo;NBC Nightly News&rsquo; tomorrow.&rdquo;<br />\n Who needs paid political advertisements with the &ldquo;news&rdquo; networks offering free commercials like this?<br />\n Days later, NBC reporter Roger O&rsquo;Neil concluded a report on changes to the Endangered Species Act. &ldquo;(I)f the plants and animals can&rsquo;t survive, what future is there for the human species?&rdquo; he asked. As the Snail Darter goes, so goes all humanity.<br />\n Now the socialists are running the show at the Democratic National Committee, and to say they&rsquo;re not ready for prime time is an understatement. Theirs are policies grade schoolers might love. Or maybe even they would laugh at the inanities prescribed.<br />\n So are the media at all concerned?<br />\n When leftist radicals in Congress led by Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. 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They also believe in providing economic security &ldquo;for all who are unable or unwilling to work.&rdquo;<br />\n How to get out of this mess? Saikat Chakrabarti, chief of staff to Ocasio-Cortez, arrived at a solution as incoherent as the proposals. Ol&rsquo; Saikat tweeted: &ldquo;An early draft of a FAQ that was clearly unfinished and that doesn&rsquo;t represent the GND resolution got published to the website by mistake. ... Mistakes happen when doing time launches like this coordinating multiple groups and collaborators.&rdquo;<br />\n So the first draft was idiotic. How could a polished proposal based on these inanities be any better?&nbsp;<br />\n But Ocasio-Cortez had an even more ridiculous explanation. She tried to claim there were &ldquo;doctored&rdquo; versions floating around the internet, but these proposals came from her own social media accounts. 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Whistling past the ‘Green New Deal’

MEDIA BIAS: February 13, 2019

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