Saturday, May 28, 2011

Less Than Subliminal

The headline is never the true story at the New York Times. What sounds like an out-of-character off-agenda piece of news is really nothing more than the shell for the propaganda machine. Take a look at this example:

Texas Oil Find Creates Potential Economic Boom

Did you get that? It isn't really about the oil find, the jobs, the energy and the growth potential. No, that's not their mission.
hydraulic fracturing, a method that uses a high-pressure mix of water, sand and hazardous chemicals to blast through the rocks to release the oil inside.
"Hazardous chemicals" are the buzzwords. "Blast through the rocks" are the emotion-laden phrases. Are you frightened yet?
As evidence mounts that fracking poses risks to water supplies, the federal government and regulators in various states are considering tighter regulations on it. 
You see it was just three days ago that EPA Director Lisa Browner testified that there hasn't been a single study linking fracking to ground water contaminations. There hasn't been a single issue of the current regulations issued by the effected states rather than the feds being less than effective. There is no rational justification for the feds getting involved or the states tightening up.

And it was two days ago that leading executives and scientists in the industry offered similar testimony under oath before Congress.

So, the NYT is building the propaganda base of terror to get the unwashed to look past the facts and go with that reliable old gut feeling about chemical hazards and blasting of rocks destroying life as we know it.


drjim said...

Par for the course, of course!

Dweezil Dwarftosser said...

Some of that propaganda may just be some pimping for 'domestic' (i.e. - upstate NY and Pennsylvania) consumption. While lowlands farmers and dairy herders have been getting rich from natural gas fracking beneath their properties, the Obamunists who already own their home in the surrounding mountains or at the beach (the primary signature of NIMBY 'committed environmentalists') have agitated to stop the practice, on the grounds that it _might_ cause ground-water fouling, sometime in the far future.

For the past 150 years, New York City has owned most of the upstate fresh-water resources; they gravity-feed it to the city in massive, century-old underground aqueducts - and give the water away to any community through which the 150-mile tunnels pass.