24 February 2020

Fredrick Samuel Hiatt, Would You Please Go Now?

Normally, I'd suggest that the most batsh%$ insane bit of punditry over the past week or so would be Chris Matthews likening Bernie Sanders' victory in the Nevada caucus to the Nazi defeat of France in 1940.

This week, I'd be wrong, because Washington Post editorial editor Fred Hiatt just penned an article stating that Bernie Sanders is the real climate change denier because he isn't listening to the opinions of oil company executives:
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Unfortunately, there is no magic wand to make such things happen, as Patrick Pouyann√© told me last week. Pouyann√© is one of those people whose hatred Sanders might welcome; he is chairman and chief executive of Paris-based Total, one of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies.
As Dan Froomkin pithily notes,(Cleaned up from a Twitter post) "The author of this piece, Fred Hiatt, runs the Washington Post’s opinion side. And as I have long argued, he has done more damage to the Post brand than anyone since Janet Cooke."

Indeed.

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