20 Oct '11, 8pm

Politico doesn’t quite get it: The real problem with Solyndra media coverage

Politico doesn’t quite get it: The real problem with Solyndra media coverage

It's nice -- you should visit sometime. Apparently, enough people have been kvetching about the media's coverage of Solyndra that Politico felt obligated to do a story on the complaints . I appreciate that the paper gave its critics, including me, space to make our case, but reporter Darren Samuelsohn has characterized my views and aims in ways I do not entirely agree with, so I want to clarify a few things. I, for one, am not "desperately trying to change the narrative away from Solyndra." The whole point of the critique has been to expose the fact that another group of people, a group unremittingly hostile to Obama and clean energy, are desperately trying to focus the narrative on Solyndra -- and they're succeeding! This is a Politico perennial. When Republicans tried to manipulate media narratives about the Solyndra bankruptcy, they were dutifully quoted in stories with...

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