VIDEO: Conservative Media Scramble To Turn An Oil Pipeline Into A Job Factory

Blog ››› ››› JOCELYN FONG & SHAUNA THEEL

For months conservative media have advocated on behalf of TransCanada Corporation, the Canadian company seeking to build the Keystone XL pipeline through the U.S. to carry tar sands oil from Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico. After opposing every major effort under the Obama administration to stimulate the economy, conservative media -- led by Fox News -- have claimed that the pipeline should be approved because it would provide jobs even as it threatens the environment. 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:

Posted In
Environment & Science, Drilling, Energy
Network/Outlet
Fox News Channel, Fox Business
Person
Rush Limbaugh, Eric Bolling
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