First off, Media Matters pointed out how so many media outlets were giving disproportionate coverage to the failure of Solyndra. And it wasn't just Fox! In print, the LA Times, the New York Times, USA Today, the
BEHOLD: YOUR LIBERAL MEDIA!
Fox's coverage ratio was closer to 100 to 1, but this is hardly even about Fox this time!
It's probably worth mentioning that BOTH of those stories represented a much larger loss of taxpayer money. Of course they also occurred on Bush's watch, and one in association with Bush's War, but hey... I'm sure all those Liberal media outlets were all over tha... oh, yeah. Um... not so much, as it turns out.
So, aside from playing their standard game of "Bash the Negro," what's really going on here? Turns out it's a bit more than just the typical Corporate Media bashing all things green and Liberal. Yeah, they're covering for the rigth in more ways than one. (In this case, TWO, by my brief, and probably incomplete, count.)
First of all, Down With Tyranny did an excellent write up of the Republican Hyposcrisy at play here. Normally exposing Republican hypocrisy is about as difficult as putting on a hat, but this time it didn't involve any underaged boys. (This actually kicked off several additional posts about it.) And he wasn't the only one - more from Daily Kos. And all that's just from one blog. There's a lot more. What's with all the Republican entanglement with this?
Here's the key point, as noted by Extreme Liberal: THIS ALL STARTED IN 2007 UNDER GEORGE W. BUSH!
In my own post, I mentioned that Government shouldn't be in the business of picking and choosing which companies will succeed. And I stand by that. And I think most people would agree with that, at least in principle. Where I kind of stepped on my dick there is that I had had assumed (hearing the story first from Fox) that it was the Obama administration who made the loan guarantee. Ummm... NOPE! That, like most of the Shit Obama's wiping off the White House furniture, once again came from BUSH!
BUSH! BUSH! BUSH! BUSH! BUSH!
I swear he was like King Midas' retarded cousin: Everything he touches turns to shit!
But hey, at least we've got that LIBERAL MEDIA to tell us the whole story, so we won't have to rely on bloggers to give us the...
(BTW, did you know that October was "National Hit Someone In The Head With a Brick Who Complains About How The LIBERAL Media Is Distorting the Facts And Not Telling The Whole Truth Month?" Tell your friends!)