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New York Times Gaslights About Gas Station Lines With Blatant Lies After Colonial Pipeline Hack

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The New York Times is lying about lines at gas stations, some of which have run out of fuel, after a Russian cybercrime gang attacked the Colonial Pipeline.


The New York Times is lying about the lines at gas stations, some of which have completely run out of fuel, after the Russian cybercrime gang DarkSide attacked the Colonial Pipeline.

“Colonial Pipeline, a vital U.S. fuel artery that was shut down by a cyberattack, said it hoped to restore most operations by the end of the week. Since the shutdown, there have been no long lines or major price hikes for gas,” the New York Times wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.

Despite the Times’ claims that “there have been no long lines at gasoline stations” and “the market reaction was muted,” people on the East Coast are struggling to come to terms with the effects of the shutdown. The attack on the 5,500-mile pipeline stretching from New Jersey to Houston happened last week, and by Monday night, people in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and other states were struggling to find fuel. In Virginia, 6.5 percent of gas stations were out of fuel before Tuesday, and at least 1 percent of stations in North Carolina and Florida were completely run dry.

People in North and South Carolina as well as other states began to sit in their cars for hours on Monday and Tuesday hoping for a chance at fueling up their vehicles in anticipation of shortages and increasing prices.

The panic over gas even prompted North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper to declare a state of emergency and temporarily rid the state of some regulations to ensure enough fuel is being produced.

“[The] emergency declaration will help North Carolina prepare for any potential motor vehicle fuel supply interruptions across the state and ensure motorists are able to have access to fuel,” Cooper said in a statement.