The EPA has been in a bit of a panic recently. It started with President Trump's victory last November, which so startled employees of the agency that they were coming to work and crying.

A couple of months to adjust to their new situation apparently hasn't helped.

After unsuccessfully attempting to derail the confirmation of Scott Pruitt as the new EPA administrator, the employees have vowed to make their new boss's life miserable.

Dire warnings about the fate of the agency continued practically unabated, varying from concerns about the budget to apocalyptic predictions that it would be abolished altogether.

On Sunday, the MSNBC Twitter account was still sounding the alarm:

Given all of this negative noise it might surprise some to find out that, just last Friday, the EPA awarded $100 million to Flint, Michigan, to deal with its ongoing water crisis. CNN reports:

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that it has awarded Michigan $100 million to make upgrades to Flint's drinking water system, which became contaminated with lead and other toxins after the city switched water sources as a cost-cutting measure.

CNN also notes that the money was actually earmarked and approved by the Obama administration.

However, as RedState pointed out on Sunday, that doesn't mean that the Trump administration had to let the funding go through:

People may argue that this was a decision made by the Obama Administration, but so was lowering the mortgage insurance rate and putting a halt on DAPL.  Trump reversed both of those decisions and was eviscerated by the media.  On top of that Trump’s EPA had to still make the final approval of the funds.  Had Trump reversed it, how many articles do you think would have been written about it?  How much time would the media have dedicated to it?

Yet the media is so against giving Trump even the slightest victory, they won’t even cover the news of this approval.  As of midnight on Saturday March 18, the only “mainstream” organizations to run the story were CNN, Washington Examiner, The Hill, and the Daily Caller. That’s it.  No mention on the CBS Evening News.  No story in MSNBC.  Didn’t make the NY Times.

Bias in the media isn't always accomplished by what they do, but often by what they don't do. Not covering something can propel a certain narrative just as much as covering something with a tinge of bias.

Whatever the reasons that this story has been left largely uncovered, it is a clear case of what the Trump administration is doing not being in sync with the speculation being offered by the media.

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Marty Conomos(9 likes) IF YOUR WONDERING HOW IT"S KEPT OUT OR PUT INTO THE MEDIA READ THIS  IF YOU HAD A HUNCH THE NEWS SYSTEM WAS SOMEWHAT RIGGED AND YOU COULDN’T PUT YOUR FINGER ON IT, THIS MIGHT HELP YOU SOLVE THE PUZZLE. ABC News executive producer Ian Cameron is married to Susan Rice, National Security Adviser. CBS President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes, Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications. ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman is married to former Whitehouse Press Secretary Jay Carney ABC News and Univision reporter Matthew Jaffe is married to Katie Hogan, Obama’s Deputy Press Secretary ABC President Ben Sherwood is the brother of Obama’s Special Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood CNN President Virginia Moseley is married to former Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Secretary Tom Nides. And now you know why it is no surprise the media usually goes very easy on Hillary's & Obama’s many errors.  Update 2 left Ya think there might be a little bias in the news?
Chandra Kelly(9 likes)I guess if a story shows president trump in a good light, the left leaning media does not want to print it. Duh!
Marxist Pig(7 likes)I watched Flint go from a thriving metropolis to a shabby boarded up haven for slum lords. North of the river steadily were getting vendored checks to rent city wide.  Dem/Union policies paid no regard to the changing landscape of the automotive industry. The Dem "Global" trade agreements were the final nail in the coffin. A lot of people fled to find employment, the rest stayed and lived in the false economy of government checks, breeding at will. The more kids, the fatter the check. BTW, White as well as Black, in case you needed to think I'm racist.  So now the Dem Party was left with a voter population dependent on their "liberal" policies, perfect. The local government, now Democrats by nature, were the ones responsible for this municipal disaster. The revenue of tax dollars was disappearing and the money that should have been spent on water treatment went to police departments, school security and cultural battles that are inherent to this type of urban decay. After 55 years of watching Michigan's Democrats keep flushing it's people's well being down the..., I moved to a Red State that understands a good business environment is crucial not just to the Bad ol' crony capitalists that run business, but to the citizens that make up the population. Money from nothing only lasts so long. Here, we have Trump left with trying to pay off the mess created by Democrats and Obama being the "generous" hero that approved the money.  Lets not forget, Hero Obama was all in to ship more of our industry needs to every nook and cranny in every hemisphere. No answer Obama. Thank your stars Clinton's Globalist agenda didn't make it in to the White House.