21 Oct '11, 6pm

The facts on Fisker: The media’s latest faux scandal via @grist

The facts on Fisker: The media’s latest faux scandal via @grist

Anyway, as you can see, ABC and iWatch have managed quite a feat here, pumping up the impression of scandal with absolutely nothing to base it on. We probably shouldn't be surprised. ABC's Brian Ross is famous in the blogosphere for mangling an RFK Jr. quote to gin up controversy . And iWatch -- a project of The Center for Public Integrity that seemed so promising when it launched -- has produced a depressingly large amount of empty clickbait. (I give you this gem: "Limousine liberals? Number of government-owned limos has soared under Obama ." I mean really.) The headline for the Fisker story on the iWatch site right now is "Another Energy Boondoggle?", which manages not only to inaccurately imply that Fisker is a boondoggle, but also to inaccurately call Solyndra a boondoggle!

Full article: http://www.grist.org/cleantech/2011-10-21-the-facts-on-fi...

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