WTF MSM!? Politico’s misleading headline about the EPA’s Pruitt and ‘use of science’

· April 25, 2018  
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EPA administrator Scott Pruitt speaking at a podium
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“Science” …

What a headline … According to Politico reporters, “Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt announced Tuesday he would seek to bar the agency from relying on studies that don’t publicly disclose all their data.” Well, that seems good. Science is built upon people being able to study all the data and reproduce the results obtained by other scientists. It is the basis of the peer-review system.

Now check out the headline that Politico used on the piece: “Pruitt scales back EPA’s use of science.” The EPA is switching to a system that uses more robust science that can be scrutinized. Yet Politico’s headline editors go with a misleading headline meant to cast Pruitt as a scientific luddite. The Politico editors know very well that people don’t read beyond headlines on social media, and they are trying to influence public opinion against Pruitt.

VoxTales! Woo-oo! 🎶 … One of the most vile moments after former first lady Barbara Bush’s death was when a California professor viciously and venomously attacked Bush in a tweet. The Washington Examiner has the story of how “Vox rewrites history” to make that professor look like “the victim.” Vox’s Anna North writes, “Randa Jarrar’s case is a reminder that when a woman of color speaks out on her views about race, she faces unique dangers.”

Jarrar viciously attacked a woman moments after her death, but she’s the victim. While the mainstream media wants you to think Vox is an unbiased source of explanatory journalism, remember it was created by Ezra Klein, a former associate editor at The American Prospect. That publication has as its stated mission “to advance liberal and progressive goals.”


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Wayback … 

Joyful … Back in the day, it seems progressive superstar MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid was quite the homophobe. Last year reports surfaced that some of her writings at her old blog disparaged gays, and she apologized. Now someone has used the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine to uncover a treasure trove of content worse than originally thought.  Well, the folks who run the Wayback Machine are rejecting Reid’s claims of hacking.

MSNBC is standing behind Reid for the time being. But this is a reminder: The internet is forever. That’s something Reid understood all too well back in December 2016 when she tweeted, “Nobody tell her about the wayback machine.” Twitchy has the hilarious details about how that tweet “did not age well.”

Malkin vs. Acosta … This morning CRTV’s Michelle Malkin appeared on “Fox & Friends,” and the discussion turned to CNN’s Jim Acosta and a recent profile in Vanity Fair. Acosta believes that President Trump “could inspire violence” against reporters by Trump voters — mainly because he believes that some of those voters “don’t have all their faculties.” Malkin tore into Acosta. CR’s Chris Pandolfo has the details and video of Malkin’s beatdown.

Springtime in New York …

Despite New York City being the home to the Evil Empire of the New York Yankees, it’s a pretty good town. And New York in spring is fantastic. This weekend there’s an even better reason to visit: Michelle Malkin will be screening an episode of her award-winning “Michelle Malkin Investigates” at the Manhattan Film Festival on Sunday. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Michelle and experts on wrongful convictions. CRTV is giving away three pairs of tickets. Enter and find out more about the screening at this link.

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Author: Rob Eno

Robert Eno is the director of research for Conservative Review. He is a conservative from deep blue Massachusetts but now lives in Greenville, SC.