David Roberts @drvox Seattleite transplanted from Tennessee; now blogging for vox.com/ about energy politics. Climate hawk, deficit dove. Not a doctor. Jul. 03, 2019 1 min read

Good god, this is just a case study in how the bland, "neutral" tone of mainstream journalism fails to communicate the significance of events to readers.  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/28/us/oregon-climate-fight.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fclimate&action=click&contentCollection=climate&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront 

At no point in that story are readers told the extremely simple fact that *Democrats organized & elected more representatives & have a goddamn supermajority*. They got more votes. LOTS more votes. In a democracy, that's supposed to mean victory!

Instead, just a bunch of talk about whether it's politically savvy, with plenty of chances for the Republicans *who are shitting on democracy* to frame their move in the best possible light, while lefties wring their hands & lament abstract "divisiveness." Feh. Feh to all of it.

Also, the NYT story makes absolutely no mention of this rathe significant dynamic:  https://expo.oregonlive.com/news/g66l-2019/06/885b66848a3905/polluters-hit-by-oregon-climate-bill-gave-big-koch-industries-was-one-of-the-biggest.html 

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