Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Missing Context

 Scrolling through Facebook, I came upon this post that said that with the strain on he California power grid, the state was asking resident to not charge their electric vehicles.

That seemed odd, and a bit ironic, so I Googled it.  Sure enough, but it is from a June, 2021 article.  It was a voluntary program to help with the brown-outs and rolling black-outs that the state suffered last year.  But, what the fact-check seemed to object to was the original source of the news.

But that headline is actually from a June 2021 story by the conservative outlet Newsmax, which the posts do not make clear.

What?  Because it is from a conservative outlet, it shouldn't be trusted?   Even if it is objective truth?  Showing your bias there much?

So, the headline was true last year, and unless CA made great strides in the electric grid over the past months, it will probably be true again this year.

1 comment:

BobF said...

They are as delusional about electrical power as they are about water supply. All that coastline and they aren't interested in desalinization.

More cars, more houses/people. Keep bringing them on.