Cuomo’s early-morning Sandy tweet … The Hill tweeted out a story this morning outlining Senator Ted Cruz’s reasons for not supporting the 2013 Sandy “relief” bill. Cruz’s stated reason is that it was loaded with pork, not focused on Sandy aid. CNN’s morning show liberal activist Chris Cuomo tweeted in response: “This was not true. He played politics and now that it is his state hopefully he will get better cooperation than he gave.” Conservative Twitter is having a field day with Cuomo’s false statement.
Flashback to 2013 … Sorry, Chris, but the facts don’t lie. The Sandy “relief” bill was pork-filled, precisely so that folks like you could attack those who didn’t support it as mean-spirited. That’s how pork happens. Here’s Katie Pavlich, writing at Townhall in January 2013 on the bill and outlining the ridiculous pork included in it.
Erickson sounds off … The Resurgent’s Erick Erickson, who himself was once a CNN contributor, asks THE question regarding Cuomo. “Why does CNN Keep Letting This Guy Pretend to Be a Journalist?” Erickson then shows how Cuomo has once again lied about Cruz on this matter.
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Happy for disaster … The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur is the kind of leftist who never lets a good crisis go to waste. So yesterday, he was gleeful that oil refineries were under water and out of commission. Uygur tweeted: “Horrified at human toll of #HurricaneHarvey. Not sad about billions of damage to oil industry. Chickens coming home to roost. #ClimateChange.” He does realize that the human toll he is talking about extends to the employees of oil refineries who are losing wages, right? Also oil shortages and the higher gas prices they bring disproportionately affect poor people.
It’s the humans’ fault … Another day, another disaster that the left-wing media can blame on the ultimate bogeyman, “climate change.” Boo! This time it was the NY Times that published a story saying that Harvey was “the storm that humans helped cause.” That, of course, is bunk. But, again, never let a crisis go to waste.
Surprisingly balanced piece at Vox … The publication Vox was started in part by Markos Moulitsas, who also runs the Daily Kos, one of the leftiest of left-wing opinion sites. I often view Vox in the same light I view the Kos Kids. This piece, however, is a surprisingly balanced take on so-called “climate change” and Harvey. The writer explains how humans didn’t cause Harvey, but also is careful to note that humans may have helped strengthen it. It is well worth the read.
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Robert Eno is the director of research for Conservative Review. He is a conservative from deep blue Massachusetts but now lives in Greenville, SC. If you see something you’d like him to cover, tweet him @robeno.