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Fox #Fail — Bashes Tesla For Years, Now Forgets All About That! (And Lies Through Teeth)

FOX NEWS (“news,” I should write) is so lame I’m not sure if it’s sad or funny. It bashed the heck out of Tesla for years due to the fact that the company won a $450 million government loan. It equated it to the tiny percentage of loan-receiving companies that have failed and repeatedly called it a failure (despite Tesla’s numerous groundbreaking successes).

Tesla has just paid back its government loan9 years early. A failure if you ask me, right? Of course, FOX has to cover the news, since it’s huge news. Tesla is the first American car company to hit mass production in about 50 years. It is a whopping success. And out of government debt 9 years early?!

Unfortunately, FOX can’t even cover the story right. As you see in the video below (second half), FOX “reporters” consistently mess up and say that Tesla didn’t receive any government loans… at least they don’t think so. Wha?? You’ve got to be kidding me. The news is all over the place. Tesla has issued several press releases. FOX bashed Tesla for years simply for having loans. Now they think it only got loans from venture capitalists?

What a joke.

What a sad joke.

Here’s the video (h/t Peter Sinclair):

 

Here’s another FOX segment praising the wonders of the Tesla Model S, which won Consumer Reports’ best rating ever (99/100) as well as numerous other awards, which has been selling like hotcakes (outcompeting BMW, Mercedes, and Audi), and which has seen its stock rising significantly. Notably, again, the reporters don’t mention for a second that Tesla was one of a few recipients of the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) loan program (a loan to help in manufacturing the Tesla Model S). Here’s the video (again, h/t to Peter Sinclair):

http://youtu.be/25rB8wDSYMs

If anyone considers FOX NEWS an actual, objective news site, I pity you. It’s a propaganda machine with an intense (and backwards) political agenda.

 
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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, SCTY, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB. After years of covering solar and EVs, he simply had a lot of faith in these companies and felt like they were good companies to invest in as a portion of his retirement strategy. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.

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