06 Apr '12, 5pm

@drgrist

Conservatives are going nuts about a “new Solyndra,” a gullible media is falling for the hype, and the only voice of sanity is … Politico ? Wonders never cease. Good on reporter Alex Guillen for noting that the scandal of $2.1 billion in government money going to a bankrupt solar company (Sun Trust this time) looks a little less like a scandal when you note that the government didn’t actually give the company any money . Not only did Rush Limbaugh and RedState get that wrong — getting thing wrongs is more or less their vocation — but even AP and Reuters left this crucial detail out of their initial stories. Most disturbingly, Guillen notes that Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.), who’s on the Energy and Commerce oversight committee , didn’t seem to know that the company was never actually given money. Guess he’s just another Rush listener. Anyway, the actual, true story behind t...

Full article: http://grist.org/solar-power/solar-scandal-upshot-china-i...

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