This week The New York Times continued its ongoing breakdown over Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia for scuttling President Biden’s “climate change” agenda and dooming mankind to perdition with “Manchin Pulls Plug on Climate and Tax Talks, Shrinking Domestic Plan” courtesy of Times reporters Emily Cochrane and Lisa Friedman letting climate-change activists have emotional breakdowns in print (and using Manchin as a scapegoat for a doomed planet):
Tiernan Sittenfeld was the League of Conservation Voters senior vice president, government affairs. This non-profit group said that Manchin had condemned future generations.
“There truly aren’t words, at least words that are suitable for printing in The New York Times, for how appalled and outraged we are,” she said.
The paper’s hysterical vituperation against the centrist Democratic senator continued Saturday in Coral Davenport and Lisa Friedman’s “How Joe Manchin Doomed the Democrats’ Climate Plan,” insisting Manchin was bought and paid for (and thus seemingly had malicious intentions):
First, he smashed a plan which would have required power plants to reduce their climate-warming emissions. He then destroyed an attempt to make it easier for consumers to pay for electric cars. Finally, he stated that he would not accept government subsidies for wind and solar companies, or any other provision which he and the president of his party believe are essential to ensure a sustainable planet.
Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, who took more campaign cash from the oil and gas industry than any other senator, and who became a millionaire from his family coal business, independently blew up the Democratic Party’s legislative plans to fight climate change. He was the swing Democratic vote and he led his party through painful negotiations. The year-long, wild goose chase produced no results as the Earth heats up to dangerous levels.
“It seems odd that Manchin would choose as his legacy to be the one man who single-handedly doomed humanity,” said John Podesta, a former senior counselor to President Barack Obama and founder of the Center for American Progress, a left-leaning think tank.
While Americans are clamoring for relief in an era of 9.1 percent inflation, the paper underplayed Manchin’s concerns over gas prices and the need for more fossil fuel production.
Saturday’s front page featured Cochrane’s “Manchin Again Has Democrats Fuming,” portraying the senator as putting his party in a “familiar, if excruciating position,” characterizing Manchin as a party-wrecker who was using his swing vote position to leave “Democrats at his mercy.”
In a story posted Sunday, “Climate Change Legislation Stalls Amid Growing Inflation Concerns,” Jonathan Weisman and Jazmine Ulloa admitted Americans were more concerned about inflation than “climate change,” blaming Covid and the overturn of Roe v. Wade You can distract them.
They longed for the days of a Swedish teenager driving international environment policy.
Two years ago, millions of high school students were leaving school early on “climate strikes.” Greta Thunberg, the teenage Swedish activist, was a hero as she sailed across the Atlantic Ocean for United Nations climate talks and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York was preaching a Green New Deal[.]
Surprisingly, they conceded high gas prices hadn’t turned Americans into environmentalists overnight:
Even rising gasoline prices seem to have invalidated a core belief of the climate movement. It was believed that higher oil prices would lead to a greater demand for alternative energy and more efficient vehicles. Opposition to gas prices exceeding $5 per gallon led to a bipartisan demand for increased oil production.