CNN is probably the most dishonest news reporter in all the world media. I give Al Jazeera far more credit for honest and unbiased reporting than CNN, so their latest article on our oil production, taken from the latests International Energy Agency (IEA) report, leaves a lot of room for doubt. They report that our oil production will exceed that of Saudi Arabia by 2020 and we will be energy independent by 2030. They also say that we only import 20% of our oil needs now.

On a side note, if you type in News in the Google search box, CNN comes up second after Google News like it always has, but now FOX comes up third. It used to come up about eighth. Still not reflecting reality there, Google, but you’re getting a little better. Google is slanted toward Liberal, remember that when you search for stuff.

Reuters has it a little different with their article on the same IEA report, saying that we will outstrip Saudi Arabia by 2017. That’s a 3 year difference coming from the same report. See what I mean about CNN? “The IEA said it saw a continued fall in U.S. oil imports with North America becoming a net oil exporter by around 2030 and the United States becoming almost self-sufficient in energy by 2035.”

What? CNN says we become energy independent by 2030. Five years sooner. Downplay Saudi Arabia, exaggerate the prediction of our energy independence.

The “news” isn’t news anymore. Facts and events are re-told to reflect the way those who control our media want us to think. Important events are often skipped over, hushed up, downplayed or twisted out of recognition, and if you want to know the truth of many things it would be necessary for you to have been there as they happened.

Henry David Thoreau once said something to the effect of “If you’ve read one newspaper, you’ve read them all”, meaning that people and Nature keep doing the same things over and over, so why keep reading about it? He could have added to that, “Why keep reading the repetitive lies” as well.

As far as whose oil supplies are growing or decreasing and which costs are doing likewise, I’ll take a pass on the IEA projections and leave that stuff for stock market speculators. We’ll find the real truth at the gas pumps and marketplaces, not in our media outlets.


  1. PALADIN says:

    I haven’t watched CNN in three years.
    And I Never Believe a damn thing they say…they are irrelevant.
    One need only to look at what they’ve done recently.