Friday, February 07, 2014

The End Of Reason, Version #37,495...Blaming Democrats For Man-Made Drought In California.


From a recent piece titled "Republicans Seek To Tap California Drought For A Political Edge" by Evan Halper in the Los Angeles Times:

WASHINGTON — Beleaguered and outnumbered, California Republicans think they may have found a crucial ally — drought.

Up and down the state's increasingly dry Central Valley, Republicans have pounded away at the argument that Democratic policies — particularly environmental rules — are to blame for the parched fields and dwindling reservoirs that threaten to bankrupt farms and wipe out jobs....

Which means, as William Rivers Pitt notes:

...(H)umans can’t cause climate change, but Democrats can cause droughts, or something...

And the real problem here?


In my opinion it is the fact that a media organ with the reach and the gravitas of the LA Times plays this codswallop straight-up without calling attention to the absurdity of the thing.


"Both Sides Do It!" once again reigns surpreme throughout the land (both above and below the 49th parallel) regardless the actual facts of the situation.


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