To Infinity and Beyond: Media Matters Exposes Echo Chamber On Bogus Keystone XL Jobs Claims

To Infinity and Beyond: Media Matters Exposes Echo Chamber On Bogus Keystone XL Jobs Claims
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Media Matters for America produced this spot-on video to highlight the manner in which the totally bogus Keystone XL jobs figures were echoed and inflated by Fox News and other media.  

Media Matters notes: Their job figures rely on industry-funded studies, and at times even grossly exaggerate those estimates. Watch as they struggle to get on the same page regarding which inflated estimate to use:

To Infinity and Beyond: Media Matters Exposes Echo Chamber On Bogus Keystone XL Jobs Claims
Brendan is Executive Director of DeSmog. He is also a freelance writer and researcher specializing in media, politics, climate change and energy. His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post, Grist, The Washington Times and other outlets.

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