Exxon Mobil upbraids Vermont's socialist senator for his tall tales

David Paulin
Exxon Mobil's public affairs department no doubt knows all about the dangers of the Big Lie -- a communications strategy perfected by Herr Goebbels, practiced by community organizer Alinsky & Friends, and now embraced by the powers that be in Washington.  Repeat an outrageous lie often enough, and the public will take it as the truth. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist and advocate of wind power, has recently been playing the Big Lie game with Exxon Mobil -- claiming it paid no federal income taxes in 2009. On Saturday, the energy giant fought back with a letter-to-the-editor in the Wall Street Journal -- "Inaccurate Statements about Exxon Mobil" -- signed by Kenneth P. Cohen, Vice President of Public and Government Affairs for the Irving, Texas-based company. He wrote: In his Jan. 2 letter defending taxpayer subsidization of wind power, Sen. Bernie Sanders repeats his inaccurate claim that Exxon Mobil, one of the largest taxpayers...(Read Full Post)

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