To: Minnesota Public Radio News
From: Mitch Berg, irascible peasant
Re: Your Teaser This Morning
Heard on MPR’s morning edition: Cathy Wurzer blurbs to tease an upcoming story: “Will an Embridge pipeline in Northern Minnesota become the next Standing Rock?”
Given MPR’s connections to the Twin Cities’ Big Environmentalist Left, you’ll pardon me if it sounds like:
- Big Environmentalism and Big Protest have been planning to make this pipeline “the next Standing Rock” for some time.
- MPR, being tied into the same Twin Cities “progressive” non-profit circles as Big Environment and Big Protest, knows this fully well.
- Standing Rock was good business for MPR. Their reporters had constant access to the Standing Rock site, and responded with what sounded to this listener like an awful lot of sympathetic puff-piece coverage. MPR News and APM would no doubt love to have another story like it to fill this long slow, election-free summer.
Of course it’s going to be “like Standing Rock”. And I’m pretty sure everyone that matters at MPR already knows it, is planning for it, and started booking hotel rooms up amid the jackpines long before Wurzer’s teaser was written.
I mean, am I wrong?
That is all.