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Et tu, Dan? Bee columnist omits Obama view of fracking 1

July 8, 2013 By Chris Reed In writing about how California journalists simply refuse to acknowledge that the Obama administration considers fracking to be safe — a huge endorsement, given that Barack Obama is the greenest president in history —

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Sac Bee fracking analysis hides fact Obama admin calls it safe 0

July 1, 2013 By Chris Reed The Sacramento Bee has joined the reporting staff of The Los Angeles Times and the Ventura County Star’s Timm Herdt in the Fracking Disinformation Hall of Shame. Bee reporter Tom Knudson has a lengthy,

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Governor as dictator

June 27, 2013 By John Seiler “Hail Caesar!” Gov. Jerry Brown likes classical references. So that’s one we should salute him with every time we see him. As I wrote yesterday about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Proposition 8,

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Governor punishes press for negativity just like any primitive pol

June 20, 2013 By Chris Reed Jerry Brown’s speaking style — learned, florid, meandering — is so unusual that he’ll always be able to get away with his shtick that he’s not like other politicians. But his appalling push to

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Obama economist: Wal-Mart a ‘progressive force,’ not anti-poor 2

May 3, 2013 By Chris Reed As Dan Walters notes, unions are once again pushing for onerous new restrictions on Wal-Mart selling groceries in California, and once again Gov. Jerry Brown will have to end up playing the role of

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Jerry Brown, faux foe of regulation 5

April 13, 2013 By Chris Reed Jerry Brown has talked such a good game on regulations that he often gets credit for being a stalwart on the issue — even when all he ever does is offer lip service. That’s

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Pathetic media never report Obama’s support for fracking 1

March 12, 2013 By Chris Reed It’s bad enough that the media consistently depict hydraulic fracturing as new when it’s been around for 60-plus years. But what’s also amazing is that the California media covering the state government’s ongoing attempts

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Tran scandal could keep air board chief from EPA post 6

Dec. 30, 2012 By Chris Reed As soon as I heard EPA chief Lisa Jackson was leaving, I took to Twitter to predict state air board chair Mary Nichols would be considered a hot candidate for the job, as she

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Shocking media development: An honest take on AB 32’s costs 9

Nov. 14, 2012 By Chris Reed Here’s how terrible California media coverage of AB 32 has been: Lots of people reading Dan Walters’ column today about the economic toll that it will take are probably surprised. Remember back in 2010?

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CARB scandal also shames California media 12

  Nov. 5, 2012 By Chris Reed It was four years ago yesterday that the California Air Resources Board sent out a letter that marked the beginning of an amazingly juicy and revealing scandal that the Los Angeles Times and San

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