Media Bias 101

November 5, 2017 |

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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  • gia giocco

    11/06/2017 10:25 AM

    I regret to inform you, this explanation does not help in the slightest.

  • Marian A Humphrey

    11/06/2017 07:40 AM

    Very interesting. I pray we start getting "correct news" in "just the facts."

    I just saw on Sid Roth's show, a description of the crocodile like spirit that is very active in our world right now, that clamps tight and twists words. It's grip can't be loosened by retaliation or by prayers often used to dispel evil spirits.

    "A gentle word turns away wrath", the Good Book says, and "be wise as serpents and gentle as doves." That's a tough call, especially when I have trouble knowing what's really taken place, and what I do hear wants to drive me nuts!

    I thank you Mr. Huckabee, for your interviews with TV hosts to teach us what to watch for. I plan to watch this past Saturday night's show on the subject again! That was Sat., Nov. 4, '17.