The mainstream media and Hollywood are not the only places we find Fake News. Unfortunately, it is embedded right across America and online, in every quarter, even areas you might not expect. It has infested just about everything. As an example, I saw a Lefty on a discussion board putting up a post to show that Trump caused a coal company to go broke. That made no sense at all since Trump is revitalizing the coal industry, yet many Lefties applauded the post, sneering and scoffing at Trump for wrecking the coal industry. What madness.
Let’s take a look at how this was achieved. The article in question was published by West Virginia Public Broadcasting and may be seen here. The headline reads:
Second Major Coal Company Declares Bankruptcy During Trump Presidency
It was written by Brittany Patterson from the Ohio Valley ReSource, Oct 11, 2018. If you scroll down to the bottom and click ‘about us,’ it takes you here.
“The Ohio Valley ReSource is a regional journalism collaborative reporting on economic and social change in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. With support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting…”
If you scroll down further you see their staff are made up of eight journalists. They all believe in man-made climate change. They all oppose Trump. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is run by the Federal Government. Now, look at what Trump promised to do about the CPB from ‘The Hill’, Feb 12, 2018, eight months before:
President Trump’s newly proposed budget includes a proposal to end federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), part of a package that includes $300 billion in new spending overall. CPB provides federal funding for PBS and National Public Radio stations. The Budget proposes to eliminate Federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) over a two year period.
This explains their Fake News article, blaming Trump for the decline of the Coal Company. Now, back on the piece we started with. Scroll down to the sixth paragraph, which reads, “Many coal-fired power plants in the region and beyond are retooling to burn cleaner natural gas and many utilities are closing older coal-burning power plants.” The words ‘retooling to burn cleaner natural gas’ have a link. Clicking it takes you here.
The headline says, “Paradise Cost: Coal, Natural Gas, And The True Price Of Power.” Notice it was written July 14, 2017. Scrolling down reveals a photo of the new gas facility, with a caption that reads, “TVA’s new gas fired facility, with the older coal units in background.”
The gas-fired facility existed in July 2017.
How long did it take to build? Before the building, how long did it take to plan, receive permission, authorization, planning permits, etc.? Remember, Trump began his Presidency on January 20, 2017, just six months before.
On that page it says, “In 2014, it was announced by TVA that a $975 million natural gas plant would be constructed.”
That was three years before Trump became POTUS and a year before he even announced he would run for the job. So whose fault was it that coal had failed? Obama was President from 2009 to 2017. His administration was against coal and did its best to close down as many coal power stations as it could, so this was entirely his doing.
How long does it take a coal company to declare bankruptcy? Many years. When Lefties are in charge, they make it very hard for all companies, but especially power companies. They will use any excuse in the book to choke them with red and green tape, raise their taxes, and ultimately make them go broke. It takes many years to do that. By the time it comes about, and they actually sign the papers and declare bankruptcy, there may be a new President in power, who had nothing to do with the events leading to the bankruptcy. It was thanks to Obama that the coal company declared bankruptcy. Trump just happened to be POTUS when that final stage was reached. He was an innocent bystander.
Now back to the original page again.
CPB-funded journalist Brittany Patterson wrote an anti-Trump Fake News item blaming Trump for the bankruptcy of the coal company. Her headline read, “Second Major Coal Company Declares Bankruptcy During Trump Presidency.” She went on to say, “Many coal-fired power plants in the region and beyond are retooling to burn cleaner natural gas and many utilities are closing older coal-burning power plants.”
What she didn’t tell you was that this process was well underway while Obama was President and that it was his administration which caused the damage to the coal industry. Trump is fixing all that damage, but again, it takes time.