1370 Ontario St. - Mezzanine, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Secretary-Treasurers
Information
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

Keeping CNN honest: 10 ways Anderson Cooper got rail story wrong

(Source: DC Streets Blog, January 31, 2013)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last Friday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper ran a segment about high-speed rail as part of his “Keeping Them Honest” series. Reporter Drew Griffin did an “exposé” of a Vermont rail project that spent .00006 percent of the federal stimulus money on needed track improvements and came in on time and under budget. Scandal!

It amounts to a high-profile smear campaign on the high-speed rail program from a mainstream media source trying to expose government corruption and waste where none exists. Cooper makes it clear they’re going to stay on the story; they already did a similar takedown of the California rail program.

Full story: dc.streetsblog.org

Monday, February 04, 2013

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

© 1997-2014 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Safety Task Force Hotline
800-306-5414

Decertification Helpline
800-393-2716

DAILY HEADLINES

Teamster Nation: Get the latest updates in the War on Workers
NJ Transit struggles to curb rail suicides
Senators Rockefeller, Wyden say crude by rail safety legislation may be necessary
Hoffa: Trade deals set sights on public workers
Rail delays in Midwest are 'simply staggering,' North Dakota senator says
California Gov. Jerry Brown signs Teamster-sponsored bill to stop workplace abuse
CSX Chief Operating Officer sells $1.18 million in stock
Norfolk Southern doesn't expect service improvements until November
FCC fines CN $5.25 million for violating radio license regulations
DOT awards $600 million in TIGER VI grants for 72 transportation projects
MARC and Amtrak trains delayed between D.C. and Philadelphia
Amtrak's Detroit-Chicago trip to get faster, plusher with upgrades
Assessing oil train hazards, Seattle officials call for tunnel upgrades
Amtrak brings Great Dome car to upstate N.Y. for fall foliage season
RRB: Deemed service month credits

More Headlines


Enter your e-mail address to receive BLET news updates.

Subscribe  Unsubscribe