Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Just Asking

The infantile temper tantrum disguised as an editorial in the Journal this morning condemning the Bureau of Land Management's decision to allow a renewable energy transmission line near White Sands Missile range was really over the top.

In fact I kind of wonder who really wrote that hit piece on the BLM and Senator Martin Heinrich.  I am guessing it was ghosted either by the right wing Rio Grande Foundation or the oil and gas industry PR squad.  What do you think?

Don't forget that just earlier this week the Journal wrote an article on how renewable energy was the big economic star in New Mexico's otherwise dismal jobs performance.  It is like the newspaper's general hatred of good paying federal jobs.  Kill the sectors that keep us just above disaster!


Bubba Muntzer said...

The Journal editorial's makes a super weak argument that relies entirely on the bogeyman of "national security", and the commenters entirely dismantle it, which is a good sign.

Still, there needs to be greater awareness of how the "national security" bogeyman is used by the political establishment -- to create huge new Machivellian government agencies, to excuse widespread domestic spying, to stifle the internet, to wage imperial wars all over the globe, to entirely jettison the constitution in many ways like with this president now extra judicially assassinating people with drones, like with the draconian Patriot Act, and with various government agencies, not just the CIA and FBI, rummaging through our personal lives, it's now come to light, or with this administration's ongoing brutal take no prisoners war on whistleblowers, of which yet another one, CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling, a former agent, was just sentenced to prison yesterday, by the way.

Anonymous said...

My guess is that the article was ghost penned by Gerges Scott, the oil and gas flack for D.W. Turner public relations firm.