Remember once upon a time when people used to call the New York Times the “paper of record?” It was considered the standard of reporting.
That seems so long ago. Now, random people tweeting on the internet are more accurate than the Times and their bias is frequently stark.
Here’s the latest entry in the Unreality Olympics. The New York Times is claiming there have been “no long lines” as a result of the Colonial Pipeline cyber attack.
Colonial Pipeline, a vital U.S. fuel artery that was shut down by a cyberattack, said it hoped to restore most operations by the end of the week. Since the shutdown, there have been no long lines or major price hikes for gas.
Here’s what to know. https://t.co/kX58tBAd78
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 11, 2021
Since the pipeline shutdown, there have been no long lines at gasoline stations, and because many traders expected the interruption to be brief, the market reaction was muted. Nationwide, the price of regular gasoline climbed by only half a cent to $2.97 on Monday from Sunday, even though the company could not set a timetable for restarting the pipeline. New York State prices remained stable at $3 a gallon, according to the AAA motor club.
“Potentially it will be inconvenient,” said Ed Hirs, an energy economist at the University of Houston. “But it’s not a big deal because there is storage in the Northeast and all the big oil and gas companies can redirect seaborne cargoes of refined product when it is required.”
The problem with this? We can see all the videos of the long lines at the various gas stations around the East Coast, with some stations going dry and posting “out of gas signs,” as my colleague Jennifer Oliver O’Connell reported. We can also see the stories of the prices going up. Do they actually have any real reporters at the New York Times or are they just so invested in protecting Joe Biden and not covering anything negative that facts have no meaning for them?
Here’s Newsweek’s headline with a pretty good story on the subject: “Gas Shortages, Long Lines Across Southeast After Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack.” They did a better job than did the New York Times.
North Carolina has even declared a state of emergency to address any potential fuel shortages. Did the New York Times check with them?
JUST IN – North Carolina declares state of emergency as cars line up outside stations in Virginia, Atlanta, and Florida (Daily Mail) pic.twitter.com/z4sOK9jeSl
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) May 11, 2021
Not to mention, the US Department of Transportation declared a State of Emergency in 17 states and D.C. on Sunday night, allowing them to lift restrictions on motor carriers and drivers working to deliver fuel by truck.
This is crazy. I stopped for gas just now having no idea what was happening. It’s out. People here told me they’d been to other stations and found the same. pic.twitter.com/7LDVdUXPo4
— Greg Suskin (@GSuskinWSOC9) May 11, 2021
Gas stations are 3-4 cars deep per pump. Can’t even park at the gas station because of the lines. pic.twitter.com/RnluFFoUNX
— Ryan Zindel (@RyanZindel) May 11, 2021
— anne finch (@thatdamnanne) May 11, 2021
there are like 500 of these on twitter. maybe, idk, do some research pic.twitter.com/KwFrlGHJCG
— Jessica O’Donnell (@heckyessica) May 11, 2021
I’ve visited five gas stations this morning and the Costco one is the first to have gas.
The line is insane. pic.twitter.com/fMfuIMNlJ7
— Alicia Devine, Photojournalist (@alicia_c_devine) May 11, 2021
Here’s a personal observation since I have a gas station across the street from where I am working here in Texas. It was $2.81 this morning. It’s now gone up to $2.89. I’d say that qualifies as a major surge, New York Times. And we’re not even on the East Coast where the effect is said to be primarily hitting.
As we also reported the gas prices were already going up even before the cyber attack likely because of Biden’s anti-energy policies such as shutting down the Keystone XL Pipeline.
So exactly how did the New York Times miss all this? Bottom line? We’re being sold a bill of goods every day and this is just one blatant example of it.