What a difference a couple of years and a new President make in how the New York Times reports on the California fire situation. The New York Times, in several articles, predicted those very ‘self-same’ fires to which Donald Trump recently observed that California’s broken Fire Management System bore some responsibility. For nearly 2 1/2 years the NYT pointed out (credit where credit is due) that California was tinderbox waiting for a spark and that the ‘fuel load’ was incomprehensible. And yet, let Trump point out the obvious, the same point made by the newspaper for years, they fact-check Trump and say, “it’s complicated.” This is why “FakeNews” claims resonate with any thinking person that stays moderately informed and has even a bare minimum of critical thinking ability.
Any reasonably fair news organization would have written something to the effect that Gov. Brown and his Liberal Green California Democrats and their politically correct policy decisions bear some responsibility for the conflagration and should own it. Wouldn’t the same logic that says Donald Trump is responsible for the deaths of 2 Illegal Immigrant children because “he’s President, and it’s his policies” that make it more difficult for Illegals to sneak in, also then, apply to Gov. Brown, his policies, and his crew for every one of the more than 76 deaths from the Camp Fire and the rest.
Here’s a few of the stories featured in the New York Times about the inevitability of catastrophic fires in California.