Or more accurately, their complete lack of journalistic ethics. Take a look at this article, which bears the headline:
Reid: $5-a-gallon gas is no problem
This is a reference to Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader. But read the article and you’ll find absolutely nothing to support the claim that he said anything even remotely like what the headline says. In fact, there is only one quote from Reid and it is not about whether he thinks $5 a gallon gas is okay. Here it is:
Asked if he thinks he has the votes to block legislation lifting the moratorium on offshore oil drilling, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said: “We will have to wait and see.”
Wait and see?
Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi oppose lifting the ban on domestic oil drilling – and they are hoping the American people will just quietly accept gas prices topping $5 a gallon or even higher.
What in the world does his comment on whether they have the votes to stop a bill have to do with whether they think $5 a gallon gas is a problem or not? Absolutely nothing. And where is the evidence for what they are allegedly “hoping” the public will accept? There is none. This is journalism at its very worst, brought to you by Joseph Farah.