Editorial was biased

Editorial was biased In John Thompson's Mar. 21 Yukon News editorial no detail from my Feb. 19 Whitehorse Star story that he addressed was allowed any form, shape or context, completely out of balance. Thompson unequivocally associated fracking with pros

In John Thompson’s Mar. 21 Yukon News editorial no detail from my Feb. 19 Whitehorse Star story that he addressed was allowed any form, shape or context, completely out of balance.

Thompson unequivocally associated fracking with prosperity as if criticism on John Streicker previously had not included evidence from natural gas industrialists, geologists and economists/financial analysts.

These included Art Berman, David Hughes and Deborah Rogers, showing the typically growing public debts, reserve inflation based investment fraud, real estate decline and structural unemployment.

Fracking is illegal in three actually oil-and-gas producing Canadian provinces, aiming to protect health, water and livelihood. Thompson’s manipulation included to leave out this biggie, apparently to make Streicker critics look flaky, or was it shrill?

Critics of Streicker were cited and characterized by Thompson in ways that had nothing to do with what they had said. And then like Don Quixote, the knight of woeful countenance, he attacked his own fabrications.

After the News report from Feb. 28, this piece was similarly pompous, just as if Streicker had been allowed to ghost-write the editorial praises on himself.

There is a bias when its presence has deepened into the watermark of a newspaper, when arguments delivered in confidence really are brazen nonsense.

The supposed long-windedness and bumper sticker likeness of opposition against Streicker’s shale gas submissions, it can’t both be true. Which is it Mr. Thompson?

Peter Becker


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