Gallery: How the Media Dropped the Ball on the Solar Trust of America S...


When news broke earlier this week that Solar Trust of America (a big solar company backed by the US Department of Energy) had filed for bankruptcy, conservatives predictably took to the airwaves to denounce the Obama administration’s energy policy. “Another $2 billion of taxpayer money lost on solar companies,” read one headline. “Another Obama Solar Company Goes Bankrupt … Taxpayers Lose $2 BILLION?” screamed another. The only problem? Solar Trust of America never took the money.

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  1. mtracy9 April 6, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    America’s right-wing never lets the facts get in the way of a good story.

  2. spacebot April 6, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    …Not that the U.S. Federal government should be giving money out to companies for any reason in the frist place…

    …but yes, thank you for the reality check. As much as Rush Limbaugh claims that people smear the truth, he should not be doing it himself.

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