Media Bias 101: Energy Secretary Rick Perry is currently being widely ridiculed in liberal outlets for allegedly saying that cheap fossil fuels prevent sexual assault. Boy, what an oil-loving, Texas nutjob he must be, amiright?!
Okay, here’s what he actually said. He’d just returned from Africa, where a young woman told him that cheap, abundant fossil fuel brings electricity to remote villages, providing light to read by without deadly fumes from fires. He said he assumed that street lights would also reduce crimes such as sexual assault, which, being a religious sort, he described as “the light that shines, the righteousness, if you will, on those type of acts.” So what he was actually saying is that street lights help prevent crime and fossil fuels create the electricity that lights them.
Indisputably true, but so boring and noncontroversial. If it were reported that way, how could anyone get a good Facebook meme making him look like a moron for saying it?
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