17 Nov '11, 3pm

Surprise! Koch-funded anti-Solyndra ad is ‘mostly false’

Here's an anti-Solyndra ad put out by Americans For Prosperity. It is wrong . And it's been viewed 1 million times on YouTube alone, not to mention millions more on television. Which just goes to show you that if you give the people what they want, they will eat it up like delicious candied bacon, because who doesn't like having their completely ridiculous prejudices reinforced at the expense of truth and our country's future economic prosperity? Here are just a few of its by-now-canonical-on-Fox-News lies: The ad says that "friends of Obama" benefited from the loan, but it references a Daily Caller article about George Kaiser, who, according to Politifact , "is neither a shareholder nor an executive of Solyndra." Accusations that internal administration emails point to a special relationship with Solyndra are also false -- it’s sort of the opposite. An email from Steve Mi...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-11-17-surprise-koch-funded...

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