The “fact checkers” keep sounding like they’re merely doing aggressive spin for the Democrats. On February 25, PolitiFact flagged Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) as “False” for writing in an Orlando Sentinel op-ed that the Green New Deal has a goal of “ending air travel.”
Just like the Washington Post “fact checkers whohammered Rep. Liz Cheney on this,” PolitiFact’s Amy Sherman says “climate advocates” insist everyone should ignore the FACT that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s team put out a Frequently Asked Questions document that explicitly said “We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.”
PolitiFact went further, insulting Team AOC by suggesting perhaps their proposal was “in jest!” Sherman concluded:
The resolution makes no mention of ending air travel. Instead, it calls for “overhauling transportation systems,” which includes “investment in high-speed rail.” Scott seized on a messaging document from Democrats that mentioned, perhaps in jest, getting rid of “farting cows and airplanes.” But we found no evidence that getting rid of airplanes is a serious policy idea from climate advocates.
We rate this statement False.