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National Journal‘s coverage of an upcoming Senate hearing on the Keystone XL pipeline failed to disclose that Gen. Jim Jones is currently working for the fossil fuel industry.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on Thursday to discuss whether or not the Keystone XL pipeline is in the country’s national interest. In covering the hearing, National Journal referred to Jones by his former role as a national security adviser to President Barack Obama and called him “one of several former Obama administration officials who favor the project,” but did not mention his current employer.

Buzzfeed, by contrast, explained that Jones is now a paid adviser to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and to the American Petroleum Institute (API), the top lobbying group for the oil and gas industry:

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/03/11/national-journal-fails-to-disclose-keystone-xl/198441

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