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Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Political Blame-Game: The WV Miners

Already the New York Times has published a piece blaming Bush and "profits" for the deaths of the 12 miners in West Virginia-nevermind that the cause of the explosion has not been found yet.

Of course, who can be bothered with waiting for the facts when you can use this opprotunity to take a swipe at your political and ideological enemies?

Luckily, the internet has given the rise to smart guys who look at the facts first. BizzyBlog is the one to step-up to the plate on this issue.
Contrary to what The Times would have you believe, the trend has been favorable (”reassuring,” if you will) for many years, especially the past four, where there has been a near-50% drop in fatalities. In fact, these results support the contention that staffing Interior with people who actually know their industry has led to greater safety. And where was The Times when coal mine fatalities increased over 40% during the last three years of the previous administration’s arguable responsiblity (1999, 2000, and 2001, given that a new administration’s first budget and full implementation of its priorities typically does not occur until October of its first year in office)?
It's no wonder the intelligensia try to convince everyone that bloggers are not smart enough to comment on the news.
(h/t: Malkin)