“We have no idea who’s right” journalism… Routine practice at NPR.
Heard today on Morning Edition.
After gathering some quarter of a million pages of evidence, Republicans have said the White House tried to rush through Solyndra’s loan for its political benefit. They said the Energy Department restructured the company’s loan to benefit a big Obama fundraiser, and have suggested the agency even tried to postpone layoffs at Solyndra until after the 2010 midterm elections.
Democrats shot back, saying Republicans ignored evidence showing the administration did not try to influence the Energy Department. California Democrat Henry Waxman said, in fact, Republicans were using Solyndra as a platform to advance their own agenda.
Thanks, NPR. That’s really helpful.
When you know enough about this story to say who’s right—or who’s lying more—then get back to us, okay?
Until then we’ll rely on you for all our “we’re as confused as you are” news.
My post on this tendency at NPR from Sep. 15.
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