Citizen Action Monitor

Compilation video turns US media “news reports” of XL pipeline job estimates into hilarious mockery

Lying continues to be as American as apple pie

No 563 Posted by fw September 5, 2012

With news reporting like that featured in the video below, is it any wonder that so many Americans are so grossly misinformed? To cite Churchill’s famous quote — with one word added:

“The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average American voter.”

Anyway, watch this short video.

To Infinity and Beyond: Keystone XL Jobs Claims Spill All over the Map, Uploaded by mediamatters4america on Jan 19, 2012.

Conservative media, led by Fox News, have struggled to get on the same page regarding the number of jobs that could be created by TransCanada Corporation’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Their figures rely on industry-funded studies, and at times even overstate those estimates. While the pipeline would provide some temporary construction jobs, it would not have a significant or lasting impact on employment in the U.S.


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