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A bold new crew of radicals swept into Congress to remake environmental policies, and the news media immediately called out their poisonous and extreme proposals.
If you're thinking about this freshman class of knuckleheads who has given us the 2019 "Green New Deal," the answer is no. We're not talking about them.
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We're talking 1995, when Newt Gingrich and Co. took over the House. They were the nuts. And, by God, were they dangerous!
ABC's Peter Jennings narrated a promo on July 9 of that year, saying: "Next week on ABC's 'World News Tonight,' a series of reports about our environment which will tell you precisely what the new Congress has in mind: the most frontal assault on the environment in 25 years. Is this what the country wants?"
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That's not subtle — "the most frontal assault on the environment." It's as if the Republicans wrote legislation to poison the air and water and execute all the endangered species.
Jennings wasn't alone. NBC News was pretty sure we were all going to die. It offered a competing promo on July 17: "Safe food, safe water, safe air, safe transportation: You have this protection now, but you might be about to lose it. Why? Watch a special In Depth report on 'NBC Nightly News' tomorrow."
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Who needs paid political advertisements with the "news" networks offering free commercials like this?
Days later, NBC reporter Roger O'Neil concluded a report on changes to the Endangered Species Act. "(I)f the plants and animals can't survive, what future is there for the human species?" he asked. As the Snail Darter goes, so goes all humanity.
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Now the socialists are running the show at the Democratic National Committee, and to say they're not ready for prime time is an understatement. Theirs are policies grade schoolers might love. Or maybe even they would laugh at...
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