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Everywhere you go, you meet someone you know...
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Monday, July 4, 2011

Cuomo attacks NYT over fracking report

In a shocking turn of events, New York governor and rumored second-term Obama vice president Andy Cuomo has come down hard on the New York Times over its biased coverage of hydrofracking.
The Cuomo administration is charging The New York Times with using its news pages to crusade against natural-gas drilling in the impoverished Southern Tier section upstate.
"To get the story so blatantly wrong by posting a misleading headline on the Times' home page is a disservice to your readers," Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens wrote to the paper Friday in reference to a Times "exclusive" that Cuomo had supposedly given a go-ahead to use the controversial hydrofracturing technique for gas drilling.
"The Times has a responsibility to present accurate and balanced coverage of such a controversial matter, and it failed miserably in this case," Martens, a Cuomo appointee, continued.
In Fred Dicker's New York Post piece, linked above, we note the sympathetic reference to "the impoverished Southern Tier section upstate."  Fred left out "but nonetheless oppressively taxed."

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