Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Ken Robinson's Telecommunications Policy Review, Vol. 24, No. 28 at 3 (sadly, not available online):
What's amazing to us is the media's continued tendency to over-analyze Democratic opposition. "Big Oil" is the biggest source of Republican political contributions, so it is Nancy Pelosi's enemy. Anything which helps oil companies is seen as helping Republicans -- and, thus is to be sternly resisted. The idea that environmental or other values have somehow insinuated themselves into this battle might be a nice story to tell small children. But the current opposition to drilling is almost completely a function of oil's Republican contributions and support (and, probably vice versa).


Anonymous said...

Why aren't the oil companies drilling where they already have the rights to drill? Seems as though they are trying to exploit the current situation or are they causing it?

Carl said...


What makes you think they're not?

OBloodyHell said...

> What makes you think they're not?

Leftist idiots everywhere tell him so. It must be truuuuuue !

Like... DUH.