Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Left Is Coming for You Next

The case against Exxon and CEI will not stop with Exxon and CEI
 
by Kevin D. Williamson
 
We think in language, and we think in stories, a fact that is appreciated most keenly not by writers or literary critics but by censors. In the course of writing about the ongoing fraud in which a cabal of left-wing lawyers with connections to the administrations of Barack Obama and Andrew Cuomo has attempted to extort many billions of dollars from Chevron, I had a memorable conversation with an executive at the energy giant. “We are the least sympathetic defendant there is,” he said. “We’re an oil company. You can say almost anything about an oil company. There are no stories in which the oil company is the good guy.” There is one: The one where you go to the 7-Eleven and fill up your miraculous machine with a miraculous energy source that would, within the recent history of the human species, have been indistinguishable from magic.....New York’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman......isn’t sure what law Exxon has broken, but he promises to find one, making different accusations and arguments as the venue demands. Barack Obama’s so-called Justice Department is considering filing a case of its own........This is bannana republic stuff.......Read more

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