Obama Lobby Quotes NY Times to Supporters: New EPA Rules Are 'Strongest Action Ever Taken'

Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner reports that a Thursday news report from Coral Davenport of The New York Times is being used by the Obama-promoting group Organizing for America to sell his War on Coal. It’s a news story they’re quoting, not an editorial.

In a new e-mail, OFA writes, “I needed you to see this, because what we're doing here is big.” The nation's newspaper of record is impressed:

President Obama just proposed what The New York Times called "the strongest action ever taken by an American president to tackle climate change." Yeah, strongest ever.

Here’s the entire Davenport sentence: “It would be the strongest action ever taken by an American president to tackle climate change and could become one of the defining elements of Mr. Obama's legacy.” Why not quote the whole thing?

It was followed by this Times passage:

Cutting carbon emissions by 20 percent -- a substantial amount -- would be the most important step in the administration's pledged goal to reduce pollution over the next six years and could eventually shut down hundreds of coal-fired power plants across the country. The regulation would have far more impact on the environment than the Keystone pipeline, which many administration officials consider a political sideshow...

Cheer it on, West Virginia? The OFA message continued:

Polluters and special interests are going to do and spend whatever they can to tear the President's climate plan down.

We can't let them beat us -- take a stand with President Obama and add your name in support of the new EPA standards for power plants:

http://my.barackobama.com/Support-Carbon-Pollution-Standards

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis