The Washington Post ran an editorial Tuesday evening declaring that, “Another hurricane is about to batter our coast. Trump is complicit.”
One’s eyes are immediately drawn to the byline, expecting to see the name of a guest contributor: Either Al Gore, who made a fortune preaching manmade global warming, or his number one acolyte, Bill Nye, “The Science Guy.”
It was neither — The Washington Post editorial board drafted the editorial. Seriously?
“When it comes to extreme weather, Mr. Trump is complicit. He plays down humans’ role in increasing the risks, and he continues to dismantle efforts to address those risks. It is hard to attribute any single weather event to climate change. But there is no reasonable doubt that humans are priming the Earth’s systems to produce disasters,” the editorial board wrote.
“With depressingly ironic timing, the Trump administration announced Tuesday a plan to roll back federal rules on methane, a potent greenhouse gas that is the main component in natural gas. Drillers and transporters of the fuel were supposed to be more careful about letting it waft into the atmosphere, which is nothing more than rank resource waste that also harms the environment,” the Post’s editorial board wrote. “The Trump administration has now attacked all three pillars of President Barack Obama’s climate-change plan.”
It wasn’t all bad for the president, however. The Post offered a few words of praise.
“President Trump issued several warnings on his Twitter feed Monday, counseling those in Florence’s projected path to prepare and listen to local officials,” the editorial board wrote. “That was good advice.”
“Consider the degree of derangement it takes to throw millions of years of weather patterns away and decide that suddenly the mean man who’s been President for less than 2 years is colluding with HURRICANES to destroy America,” wrote Cuban-American director-producer Robby Starbuck. “Now imagine the media humoring such derangement.”
“I didn’t know the president was a magician who could conjure hurricanes up... Did you?” asked Lithuanian-American media strategist Gabriella Hoffman. “Natural disasters, as you know, are natural disasters. This doesn’t help quell fears and evacuation preparation here in the Mid-Atlantic. Politicizing storms is stupid. You’re not helping...”
U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., asked simply (no doubt after picking his jaw off the floor): “So, President Obama is responsible for today's booming economy, but @realDonaldTrump is responsible for Hurricane Florence?”
Tuesday, September 11, would have been an appropriate day to write about the nearly 3,000 souls lost to al-Qaida terrorists at Lower Manhattan’s Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and a Pennsylvania field, and how we all said we would never forget.
Yet after a mere 17 years we have forgotten.
We’ve forgotten to the point where a World War II veteran can’t raise the American flag in front of his own home without offending someone.
Tuesday also marked the sixth anniversary of another terrorist attack — one at the U.S. mission in far-flung Benghazi, Libya, where four brave Americans lost their lives and no one in the White House bothered lifting a finger.
That could have sparked another conversation on the lack of honesty during the Obama years, where then-U.S. ambassador to the UN Susan Rice went on five national TV networks to blame the attack on someone who made a YouTube video no one had ever heard of.
But the Post chose instead to fabricate a fantasy claiming the president was somehow complicit in creating a major storm system.
Five years ago, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos breathed new life into the then-faltering Washington Post by purchasing the paper for a reported $250 million. If Tuesday’s editorial is the result, he should have let it die a natural death.
It would have at least retained some semblance of dignity.
Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He’s also a former U.S. Merchant Marine officer and an enthusiastic Second Amendment supporter, who can often be found honing his skills at the range. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.
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