[via Media Matters]
Two months ago, Fox News anchor Jon Scott did a negative story about Tesla, the electric car maker. He used Tesla as an example of bad government spending, saying “we are all sort of co-owners of Tesla — that company got hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars as part of the president’s, you know, green energy thing.”
On Friday, Scott did another negative story, but this time about Fisker, an electric car company that is beset by financial troubles, and suggested that Fisker is representative of the failed Department of Energy’s loan program. Then he added “Meantime, there’s another company, Tesla, smaller company, did not get a government loan as far as I’m aware … Tesla seems to be making a go of it so far.”
Luckily, his guest corrected him, pointing out that Tesla actually received the same federal financial assistance as Fiskar.
Tesla is now a success, and is enroute to paying back its DOE loan five years early after having its Model S named car of the year by both Motor Trend and Automobile magazines, and showing a profit in Q1 2013.
My question is, does Fox News really hate any effort to wean ourselves off of Middle East oil, or do they just hate anything that Obama does?