10 Nov '11, 10pm

Smacking down the latest Solyndra silliness

Smacking down the latest Solyndra silliness

I'm really getting tired of playing this game. Photo: Thomas Hawk I'm as sick of writing about Solyndra as y'all are of reading about it, but somebody's got to write something sane about this latest chapter, and obviously the political press has no interest in doing so. You may have seen the new rash of stories in the last couple of days. Politico's is typical: "Emails tie Obama fundraiser to Solyndra push ." To the casual, busy news consumer, who never gets past the headline or the first couple 'graphs, the implication here is clear: There's a smoking gun! There was political favoritism here after all! Scandal! Yet again, that impression is a) deliberately created by House Republicans, b) spread obediently and uncritically by the political press, and c) false. Here's what happened. George Kaiser is a rich guy who raised a ton of money for Obama's 2008 campaign -- he was a...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/politics/2011-11-10-the-latest-solyn...

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