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"Don't hear me. Kill the story."

Magenta May Day


My favorite exchange in the newly revealed Big Oil documents is between a Reuters reporter and ExxonMobil flak Alan Jeffers:

Reuters reporter: “Hey Alan, I hear you.” Exxon flak Alan Jeffers: “Don't hear me. Kill the story.”

In another private email, Jeffers admitted that ExxonMobil has worked both to disrupt climate science and to block climate policy:

“It’s true that Inside Climate News originally accused us of working against science but ultimately modified their accusation to working against policies meant to stop climate change. I’m OK either way, since they were both true at one time or another.”

Mike's Hard Microplastics

Other Democrats on Capitol Hill seem to think the way to win in November is to get a little friendlier with fascism. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) went to the Senate floor last night to praise the police-state takedown of the student protesters at Columbia University, saying they should “promptly face the consequences.”

In a similarly embarrassing move, the Democratic House leadership—Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), Democratic Whip Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) and Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.)—announced they would vote to protect oil theocrat Mike Johnson (R-La., no relation) as House Speaker. Sure, keeping the House is order is important, but House Democrats should be convincing two Republicans to join their caucus instead of propping up this guy:

Former President Donald Trump and Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (Image via Mike Johnson/X)

Thanks, Hakeem!

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