Politico’s Outrageous Framing of Jackson’s Resignation from EPA

In their December 27 story about Lisa Jackson’s resignation from atop her perch at the Environmental Protection Agency, Darren Samuelsohn and Erica Martinson at the Politico wanted readers to believe that occurred after “after four years of battling Republicans and industry while also giving the White House some heartburn along the way over her push for new clean air rules.”

Please. It’s not as if only Republicans oppose the EPA’s energy-hostile agenda; last time I checked, most of West Virginia’s national politicians, as well as many if not most of the state’s coal miners who are losing their jobs as a result of out-of-control environmentalism, are Democrats. And I don’t recall President Obama or the White House ever having any problems with what Jackson was saying or doing. The Politico pair also waited until the sixth paragraph of their report to mention Jackson’s admitted use of an accountability-avoiding email account in the name of “Richard Windsor” to conduct official business. Excerpts from their report follow the jump:

… Jackson has won praise from greens for her tenure, but she also leaves with the Obama administration having yet to aggressively address climate change.

“I will leave the EPA confident the ship is sailing in the right direction, and ready in my own life for new challenges, time with my family and new opportunities to make a difference,” Jackson said in a statement Thursday.

The agency said she plans to leave after President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address early next year. If a nominee to replace her has not been confirmed by then, the White House plans to have Jackson’s deputy, Robert Perciasepe, serve as the acting administrator.

Read more at Newsbusters. By Tom Blumer.

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