'Washington Post' Blames Trump for Hurricane Florence Sept 12, 2018 12:54:32 GMT -5
Post by Graveyardbride on Sept 12, 2018 12:54:32 GMT -5
Washington Post Blames Trump for Hurricane Florence
Yesterday (September 11), The Washington Post featured an editorial under the heading “Another hurricane is about to batter our coast. Trump is complicit,” in which the editors blames President Trump for Hurricane Florence.
“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 reads.
Billionaire Jeff Bezos’ paper then quotes a climate researcher who claimed previous hurricanes would not have produced so much rain without “human-induced climate change” and Florence is another indication of global warming.
“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 editorial continues. “The Trump administration has now attacked all three pillars of President Barack Obama’s climate-change plan. ... The president has cemented the GOP’s legacy as one of reaction and reality denial. Sadly, few in his party appear to care.”
Grudgingly, the piece notes the president has given “good advice” when issuing hurricane warnings via his Twitter feed.
Conservative strategist Chris Barron told Fox News the mainstream media “finds new ways to embarrass themselves and further erode American’s confidence in them” on a daily basis. “This column is so absurd it should be coming from The Onion, not The Washington Post. To the extent that climate change is happening, it is a global phenomenon that has been occurring for decades and decades,” Barron added. “The media won’t give Trump credit for the economy, but they will blame him for a hurricane. You can’t make this stuff up.”
On the same day the newspaper blamed President Trump for Hurricane Florence, The Washington Post published another antiAmerican editorial by MSNBC anchor Joe Scarborough, who wrote: “Trump is harming the dream of America more than any foreign adversary ever could.” The Morning Joe host was criticized for tweeting: “Trump is damaging the dream of America more than any terrorist attack ever could” to promote the column, published on the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, which killed almost 3,000 people.
Sources: Brian Flood, Fox News, September 12, 2018, The Washington Post, September 11, 2018.