Sioux now have faith in elites, tell Standing Rock protesters to go home: Daily Bullshit, January 22, 2017 (updated)

Updated for a New York Times story on crowd sizes.[1]


Standing Rock

The anti-environmentalist, pro-fossil fuel extraction, lying Donald Trump has barely been inaugurated, but

“Because we worked together, the federal government will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement,” the [Standing Rock Sioux] tribe said. “Moving forward, our ultimate objective is best served by our elected officials, navigating strategically through the administrative and legal processes.”[2]

Yup, that makes sense.

Terray Sylvester, “North Dakota tribe formally calls on pipeline protesters to disperse,” Reuters, January 21, 2017, http://www.reuters.com/article/usth-dakota-pipeline-idUSKBN1550SD


Inauguration

‘Alternative facts?’[3] Sounds post-modern to me.

Connor O’Brien, “Conway: Spicer presented ‘alternative facts’ on inauguration crowds,” Politico, January 22, 2017, http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/alternative-facts-kellyanne-conway-233998

Tim Wallace and Alicia Parlapiano, “Crowd Scientists Say Women’s March in Washington Had 3 Times More People Than Trump’s Inauguration,” New York Times, January 22, 2017, https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/01/22/us/politics/womens-march-trump-crowd-estimates.html


  1. [1]Tim Wallace and Alicia Parlapiano, “Crowd Scientists Say Women’s March in Washington Had 3 Times More People Than Trump’s Inauguration,” New York Times, January 22, 2017, https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/01/22/us/politics/womens-march-trump-crowd-estimates.html
  2. [2]Terray Sylvester, “North Dakota tribe formally calls on pipeline protesters to disperse,” Reuters, January 21, 2017, http://www.reuters.com/article/usth-dakota-pipeline-idUSKBN1550SD
  3. [3]Connor O’Brien, “Conway: Spicer presented ‘alternative facts’ on inauguration crowds,” Politico, January 22, 2017, http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/alternative-facts-kellyanne-conway-233998

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