Monday, May 12, 2008

McCain, an eentsy bit better than Duhbya

The Washington Post heads its story about John McCain's alleged environmentalism in two ways:

  • Front page, teasing the link: "A Mixed Environmental Record"
  • On the story page: "Environmental Stances Are Balancing Act For McCain"
Yah, "mixed" if you mean mixed up; "balanced" if the fulcrum is way over to the anti-environmental end.

I'd call the story "McCain slightly greener than Bush".

The story claims that McCain would cap greenhouse emissions, but it fails to note that his idea of a cap is voluntary, i.e. useless.

This is not the first story where Juliet Eilperin left her perspective at the door, instead providing the uninformative faux balance that the media is so fond of. On the other hand, at least it's a story about an important policy issue.

Update: McCain comes out for cap and trade.

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